Category Archive: advice

Nov 11

‘Just’ is a horrible word…

Just think about how maybe times you say it during any given day. Ten times? Twenty? More? Just five more minutes in bed; just one more tea break; an extra long lunch, just today; just as soon as my boss leaves, I will; just one more episode before I sit down and write; just one …

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Oct 14

Writers need hugs too

There has been a lot of death lately. Well, to be fair there has always been a lot of death. But this feels closer. Esteemed colleagues, friends, this feels personal. And whilst death is never entirely fair, those taken from us have been taken in extremely unfair ways. And the response has always been the …

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Apr 30

Z is for Zeroable

The A-Z challenge is drawing to a close. By now you should be sick of reading letter themed posts, bored to tears with the tenuous connections people make between random words and their intended subject, and fed up to the back teeth of learning new words. You’re probably also not even here, as I’ve been …

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Apr 30

Y is for Yeasty

Bouncing off the walls should be a familiar sensation to writers, whether it’s due to the excitement of a new story or a result of downing your forty-second cup of coffee of the day. That yeasty – being full of vitality, productivity, or creativity – feeling that has you clambering for the keyboard, bashing out …

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Apr 28

X is for Xanthic

You yellow-bellied, lily-livered, lowdown, spineless, pusillanimous, gutless, chicken-shit, excuse for a writer! You wouldn’t dare write that! Or have your character do this. You make me sick…COWARD! Admit it, go on! There are things you won’t dare write, things you won’t dare try. *shakes head in disgust* You wouldn’t catch me wussing out (I’m too …

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