Tag: advice

Nov 28

The Mystery of the Missing Chunk

Seriously, before you read this post…find your latest novel/short/poem/screenplay and hit SAVE! Hit it multiple times, hit it with vigour and purpose, hit it with a large tree branch ripped from the nearest Larch! Don’t do that last one, it will probably do more computer harm than good. I’m telling you this because I’ve just lost …

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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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Nov 03

The one and only rule you need for NaNoWriMo…

Keep writing. No matter what happens, no matter what goes wrong, no matter what noises you hear coming from Mummy and Daddy’s room late at night, do not stop writing. Especially with that last one, this is one time when curiosity is best left to fester. That’s all you need to know to survive the …

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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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Apr 28

W is for Whhhaaaa??!

Say whaaaat? What was the last thing you read that made you giraffe neck and exclaim “whhhaaaa??!”? It doesn’t have to be something disturbing or shocking. It could be a twist you didn’t see coming, or a protagonist/antagonist acting so out of character you don’t believe your eyes. Maybe the author hid something from you …

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