Category Archives: The Writing Process

Making it happen. Basically, sitting down and writing.

Just do it!

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In praise of … Time Out Break Reminders

I have quite unpleasant repetitive strain injury from three decades of keyboard use in awkward positions. This delightful app from Dejal Systems enables me to schedule compulsory breaks during which my screen fades to a slow fly-through a field of … Continue reading

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The Kite and the String

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House of Glass

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Shellshock case notes

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The Mars Room (reading-as-writer 14)

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The Lie (reading-as-a-writer 13)

View this post on Instagram The Lie by Helen Dunmore (2014) is up there on my list of Top 20 #WW1 books (and that is not a place easily gained). Accolades abound elsewhere so I won’t reiterate; suffice to say … Continue reading

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#100 days of writing 4

View this post on Instagram #100daysofwriting Days 46-54. I must confess, I found the Amnesty centenary hopelessly distracting and wrote nothing for three of these days (either side of the #WeepingPoppies @imperialwarmuseums) but I did a lot of thinking. Back … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf (reading-as-a-writer 12)

View this post on Instagram This is one of my Desert Island Books! Every time I read Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf, 1925) I gain some new nugget of understanding, spark of inspiration, fresh writerly knowledge. This most recent reading was … Continue reading

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#100 days of writing 3

View this post on Instagram #100daysofwriting Days 19-27 Out-and-about a lot; days in London (British Library and IWM researching) and a weekend in the Lake District braving Storm Callum with early morning writing in the corner of the Youth Hostel … Continue reading

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