Dec 04

Repent, sinner!

Heed my words or burn in Hell! Thou have been sinning like a bad, bad writer and thou must stop(est?) For details on how to save your soul check out my new seven article series on the Seven Deadly Sins of writing in January’s edition of Writing Magazine (available in shops now).  

Dec 01

They think it’s all over…

…it is now. NaNoWriMo is done and dusted for another year. Right now you’re probably sobbing into your novel for one of two reasons. Either you ‘failed’ (you can’t fail – Failure is not an option) or you’re so damn happy you finished you can’t contain yourself. Whether you’re celebrating or commiserating the end of the …

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Nov 19

You’re a bloody superhero!

There have been a few whispers of ‘giving up’ in the past couple of days. Furtive glances at word counts followed by squeaks of terror and gasps of dread. I’ll never finish! This is pointless, my novel is crap…I’m crap! Wahh! The Good: Let me get one thing straight – you are not crap, you …

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Nov 12

The masses are panicking

We’re all going to die! The sky is falling! Our novels are doomed! No one will ever love me! I can’t feel my legs! Is that Godzilla? We’re all doo… [We interrupt this broadcast to bring you a special news bulletin] You’re not going to die, you’re legs are still there, that’s not Godzilla, and …

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Nov 11

Failure is not an option

Tomorrow is 20k day! Not a 20k race, something much more challenging…hitting the 20k mark in your NaNo novel. If you’re nowhere near hitting the magic number yet, don’t fret. NaNo is a challenge, yes, but that doesn’t mean you fail if you don’t hit the 50k. Ok, you don’t finish the NaNo challenge but …

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