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The 100 day book – 10 lessons from this amazing challenge

Reading Time: 9 minutesAt the end of August I completed the 100 Day Book program from The Write Practice. From the middle of May, I had committed to a daily word count, and a weekly share of my work, and giving weekly feedback on… Continue Reading →

7 day creative writing challenge – sharing your work, part 1

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat to do with your writing when it’s done? You have written something. You’re pleased with it. You want to share it with everyone you know and everyone you don’t. But… wait. Take these steps before you paste it on… Continue Reading →

7 day creative writing challenge – draft a story in one day

Reading Time: 3 minutesSo you’ve taken on a  7 day creative writing challenge, or a story a day challenge, and now you have to deliver. But how do you create a complete draft of a story in just one day (and do it… Continue Reading →

7 Day Creative Writing Challenge – 7 Quick tips

Reading Time: 3 minutes7 day creative writing  challenge. Story a day in May. These are the kinds of challenges I cannot resist, but right now I must, because of various Real Life things which require my time and energy.  But … I really… Continue Reading →

K – Klingons on the starboard bow: my most successful fanfic ever and what to include in a hit story

Reading Time: 5 minutesI never expected to write a Star Trek fanfic. I always liked the TV show as a kid, but was in the ‘OK but no great fan’ level of interest. I like SF, but I couldn’t name any specific episode… Continue Reading →

D- Description and how to be better at it

Reading Time: 3 minutesAh, description. Beloved of Victorian novelists and fantasy writers everywhere. How I loathe it. What? But why? Because mostly it doesn’t do anything, just sits there looking pretty and forming no useful purpose. It’s wordplay, which for its own sake… Continue Reading →

A – Antagonists and how to make them

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis post is part of the April blogging AZChallenge.  Today it’s A. I struggle with antagonists.  Almost all of my early stories have no antagonist at all. Or rather, none that is embodied in a handy walking, talking bad guy on… Continue Reading →

PaperRules for creativity! What I learned from PaperWeek

Reading Time: 8 minutesFirstly, sorry if you saw a bizarre empty blog post email earlier. I pressed a key by mistake… doh! The Poem a Day blog post is coming soon. Meanwhile, onto today’s post: I spent a week focusing on paper for… Continue Reading →

PaperWeek – use paper to increase creativity

Reading Time: 4 minutesI hereby declare PaperWeek. This is a week where I make efforts to do as much of my reading, writing and planning on paper – and generally to engage with paper a lot more than I engage with my phone screen…. Continue Reading →

Alphabet challenge – the AZChallenge and structuring your writing practice

Reading Time: 3 minutesOne of the things that can hold a writer back from a regular writing practice, is the lack of a way to structure the output. Perhaps you write every day, aiming for a target of 100, or 500, or 1000 words…. Continue Reading →

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