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The writer’s task

It is the writer’s job to deal with ambiguity, shades of grey, and the general messiness of life. Continue reading

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Farewell Facebook

How do I quiet the anxious worm that distracts me from the discipline of writing? Continue reading

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Running out of Life

I am already well over twenty years past the average age at which most writers are first published. Continue reading

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Despair and despondency 

These summer months were supposed to be a time of editing and elaboration, fact-checking and polishing but with every book and blog I read I feel a growing sense of inadequacy and futility. Continue reading

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Ten rules for writing fiction 2

Writing novels means the crafty, patient, selfless construction of effects. Continue reading

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Ten rules for writing fiction 1

The first 12 years are the worse. Continue reading

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Not an expert!

In the end I don’t think it actually rained at all – but thinking about rain got me writing again. Continue reading

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15 minutes

I need to go back to basics. What does my heroine want? What is the “hook”? What is my USP? Continue reading

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The beginning of the end

The private, special, potent months of pregnancy are over and the kid’s arrived and it’s time to man up. Continue reading

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