Category Archive: advice

May 26

Stay Weird

I still suffer from this problem, [spoiler] even as I’m telling you it’s a bullshit problem [/spoiler]…but I’m working on it. Whenever I have a “strange” idea (most days), I first cackle to myself, then scribble it down somewhere (notebook, hand, wall), and then leave it to ferment for a while. Sometimes I’ll forget about …

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Dec 13

Case Closed

Following on from my last post where I detailed the tragic loss of THOUSANDS of words for a story that was due TWO DAYS after the loss, I’m happy to say the story is complete. It’s a bag of dog shit, but it has a beginning and a middle and most importantly…an end. Now comes …

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Nov 03

Punch the walrus

Sometimes I avoid doing certain things because they make me angry, not necessarily because they’re bad things but because I’m easy to wind up. But then I realise everything makes me angry to some degree. You think this would make for an easy decision, if I’m going to be pissed off either way, and I …

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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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