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Navigating the forest of writing tasks

At best, addressing the other jobs a writer is required to do took up an occasional discussion in the writing courses I have completed. I don’t mean day jobs either. 427 more words

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Winter of Content

It’s been bitterly cold and dark in Melbourne, but the sun has been shining on me this week. I got a present in the mail from the Stella Prize as a thank you for their support. 227 more words

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Writer: Know Thyself

The process of becoming aware of your writing style, and more importantly, your mistakes, can take a while. Like poker players with tells, errors and odd phrasing, or word tics, can follow any wordsmith through their works. 523 more words

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Mid Year Writing Stock Take

In Australia the end of June marks the end of the financial year. Retailers hold sales, and everyone works out if they need to make more deductions ahead of preparing tax returns. 412 more words

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Abstraction Distraction

I’m in online writing groups. They are peopled mainly by novelists, and mainly those who self-publish. What’s interesting is a proportion of novice writers seem more concerned with publication theory than writing practice. 553 more words

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More please

In writing, as in physics, once things begin to happen, they keep happening. I’ve just had another story accepted and it’ll be out next month. It will be the second published from my once upon a time ex-almost collection, so at least some of it was on the right track. 417 more words

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When losing is winning

Earlier this year I entered a collection of my short stories into a competition. I reflected at the time that it was a handy thing to do, preparing a complete manuscript, because it helped polish them up so they felt fresher. 120 more words

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