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On Writing: Unexpected Ideas

I’ll say this: pay attention when ideas pop up, even if they’re weird and unexpected.  Especially when they’re unexpected.

A few weeks back I was listening to the new live album from Jeff Lynne’s ELO ( 358 more words

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I'm in a magazine!

Well, sort of. I entered a short story competition for The University of Nottingham alumni magazine, Connect, all the way back in February and genuinely thought I didn’t have a chance of getting shortlisted (because I almost never do for these things). 204 more words

Behind the Scenes

Every now and again I think of how fans see their favorite writers or musicians or performers when they’re not center stage with a new project.  550 more words

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Genre Writing: Horror - Do's and Don'ts

That task of writing is never easy. Enjoyable but not easy. Sure one can have a great session and put down five thousand amazing words with little effort. 502 more words

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Questionable Writing Advice

In a recent issue of one of the few writing magazines I subscribe to, they provide a multi-page article (in garish school-bus yellow, I should add) of “what agents hate.”  I only briefly skimmed it, having had the sense that this was going to be little more than a list of personal irritations that may or may not be helpful to the writers reading it.  460 more words

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Genre Writing: Fundamentals

Much of what I’ve read when it comes to choosing a genre is confusing. The reason it’s confusing? Motivation.

I’ve read articles that tell you not to limit yourself to a genre – you’ll stifle your writing. 775 more words

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5min - slacking and change 

Nothing about life is as true as this: everything changes. In a moment, in a month, or in a life time. It changes.

I have been reminded of that a lot lately. 159 more words

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