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In praise of … iThoughts

iThoughts: intuitive, adaptable – and the pleasing graphics, ┬ácolours and gentle sound effects give a nice little dopamine hit ­čśë Continue reading

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Raising the stakes

I’ve become a teeny-weeny bit wary of writing exercises because they can┬áso easily become yet another excuse not to actually write. But there are exceptions! Continue reading

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Question time

Writing your Bestseller by Bernard Cornwell, Historical Novel Society (1997!) I seem to get something new out of this article every time I come across it on Twitter. Today, I focused in on Cornwall’s advice on story-telling: Every good story … Continue reading

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Dirty drafting

The beauty of this method is the lack of pressure to be perfect; perfection only creeps in by degrees much later. Continue reading

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Editing for Beginners

I’m editing for plot and pace, continuity and cohesion, balance and beauty. Continue reading

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Inspiration strikes (but how? and why?)

This time last week, I was in Spain, staying in a small hotel in Grenada. The room was tiny, the floor space almost filled with bed, miniature┬áchair, spindly bedside table, and odd piece of furniture made up of many┬átiny drawers … Continue reading

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