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Get Over It: The Fear of Shovelling​ Shit

About three weeks ago, I finished the fourth re-write of my first novel and printed out the entire manuscript for the first time.  Since then, that pile of paper has sat on my desk next to my Mac, ready for me to start the next re-write. 137 more words


Finding Inspiration in Music

As a writer I find inspiration in everything; places, people, conversations…the list is endless! As a music lover it’s no surprise that I take a great deal of inspiration from music and in more ways than one! 717 more words


counting words

I cannot believe it. seriously people. I have been sitting here for approximately two hours (probably slightly more than that) trying to continue with the story. 175 more words


Writing & Editing Tips Revisited - Contractions in Dialogue #wwwblogs #writingtips #WritingANovel

A very quick tip here for writers struggling with dialogue.

One of the issues that I find in a lot of the manuscripts I edit is that the dialogue can seem forced and contrived. 248 more words

The Amateur's Path: Planning a Novel

Disclaimer: These are not my hands. Mine are decidedly less hairy and my tool of choice requires an ink bottle because I’m a pretentious snob… 3,259 more words

The Verdict Is In

The three novels in three months challenge continues. I’m nearly done with the second novel, Glass Bay, and wondering what to write for the third novel to carry me through August. 282 more words


Interview With F. Stone: Conversations with my characters.

  1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Fifteen years ago, I experienced an out of body event. Not my first, but that one shook me to my core. 1,402 more words

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