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"You always - always - fail."

Gods, this is so painfully, penetratingly accurate: You think writing’s a dream job? It’s more like a horror film.

Just one excerpt:

However, as I emphasise to the fledgling writers who come and attend…

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You think writing's a dream job ? It's more like a horror film.

This article was in today’s Guardian. I recognize many of the thoughts of Tim Lott, who wrote it.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/20/tim-lott-life-as-an-author

Tim  Lott

The comments at the bottom of the article are worth reading (expand them),particularly the one about the 60% of people who want to be writers,imagining that it’s all J K Rowling easy-peasy wealth and celebrity. 65 more words

Being A Writer Is Tough

The Word

 “…Many say that the pen is mightier than the sword, I believe that the pen is almost wiser than the tongue…” Read my latest blog, The Word, here

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SHEDNOTES 36: A Filofacts of quotes on Family …

Tim Lott offered a nice collection of unlikely observations about family in the Guardian of 20.12.14, which will go into The Shed’s collection of quotes for all occasions – currently filed as Filofacts pages, pending further re-organisation. 541 more words

Notes From The Shed

What is the point of living?

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Philosophy

Reading for the future

I read Rebecca Mead’s New Yorker article, ‘The Percy Jackson Problem’ (22/10/2014) with mounting irritation. And then wondered why I was so irritated by it. 2,460 more words

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