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"If I don't see you again, have a happy rest of your life."

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Recently I was reading a profile of fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson which ended with this anecdote:

One time, during high school, Gevinson sat here with her friend listening to a mixtape of 60s girl groups on a battery-operated tape player. 375 more words

Writing Exercises

Exercises for Fantasy Writers – 1

I’m starting a series on writing exercises which will all be linked down on the tab above on the “Writing Exercises” section. These exercises will consist on three simple questions… 483 more words

Writing Tips

Man Bites Dog - Again

Since the Man Bites Dog cards were such a success last time I used them for workshopping, I took them in again today. My sentence was: 144 more words

Writing Exercises

Page 42

  1. Go to your bookshelf and choose a volume, completely at random.
  2. Turn to page 42.
  3. Copy the first complete sentence at the top of that page.
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Writing Exercises

Five Reasons To Take Part In NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is coming up again and many people will be getting their words stuck down either taking part in National Novel Writing Month again or for the first time. 477 more words


Freewriting on a coach trip

Hi, friends.

I hope this post finds you well. I know I said I wouldn’t post until after the broadcast on Monday, but I wanted to afford you a glimpse of what happens inside a writer’s head when sitting on a coach for seven hours. 370 more words

Stones In The Road

Five writing exercises to aid character development

Whenever I hand a draft to the person who reads my awful drafts and tells me how to improve, the one thing I can count on is being told I need to work on character development. 1,059 more words