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Nanowrimo – week four euphoria

(Boy this is late. So late. There are reasons, including a purely practical technical one, but never mind. In the spirit of finishing what I start, here is the final part of the Nanowrimo motivation series. ) This is it…. Continue Reading →

Nanowrimo – week three support

This week is the worst. You’ll be at the middle of your novel, if you’re lucky (I am usually at the very start of the middle) and here is where things get real. The stuff you’ve spent thousands of words… Continue Reading →

Nanowrimo – week two consolation

Day 8. You are not even halfway through this thing and you’re flying along. Ten thousand or so words under your belt. Keep writing. Keep tracking it both on your tracker sheet, and of course on the Nano website. Check… Continue Reading →

Nanowrimo – week one motivation

Want to get through the first seven days of National Novel Writing Month? Start here. Day 1. If you haven’t declared your novel’s title, excerpt and premise on the Nanowrimo website, do this. Use the first part of your first… Continue Reading →

Prize and privilege

One of the most prestigious writing prizes has just been awarded. For the first time it’s gone to a writer from Northern Ireland. So far so good. But as usual two things are putting me off reading a prize winning… Continue Reading →

Friday fics – faux news

Another blustery week in international news culminating in some people not leaving ahead of one big event, assuming that it would not be that big. Meanwhile some other people are flocking to an event despite it definitely being unimportant. Cakes… Continue Reading →

Nanowrimo planning – conquer your plot

Are you tempted by Nanowrimo – the completion of a novel’s first draft in just 30 days – but find it hard to stay on track once the initial rush of frenetic writing has worn off? Do you find it… Continue Reading →

Friday fic – faux news

Some six and ten word stories here, reflecting a week in the news. I’ll be back next week with more. October is nearly here and that means Nanowrimo. It also means I need to get my skates on to achieve… Continue Reading →

Friday fic – six word stories

This week’s faux news  – six-word stories inspired by the week’s events.    

How to make a book, or create a new form

Most writing these days seems to be created using a computer, or at least an electronic device of some kind. I do mine on my phone. It’s consumed on paper or on an electronic device. Making a book involves writing… Continue Reading →

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