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Apr 30

Z is for Zanyism

Awooooga…barmy about backspacing, crazy for characters, dotty about dialogue, eccentric epigraphically, foolish with footnotes, goofy with grammar, habromanic about hyperbole, insane about italics, jargon-juiced, kookily knocking words out, loony for line spacing, manic about manuscripts, noggins full of names, obsessed with onomatopoeia… …perpetually pacing paragraphs, quirkily quoting, reading readily, scribbling scenes, twisting traits, unhinged uniqueness, …

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Apr 30

Y is for Your own worst enemy

I’ve said it before during this year’s A-Z and I’ll say it again…you are your own worst enemy. You procrastinate, doubt yourself, and forget to write good storylines down. You hesitate and distrust yourself to the point of thinking you just can’t make it. You read books by famous authors then fling them across the …

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Apr 17

O is for Oooh yeeaah/shhiiit!

Oooh yeeaah! is the feeling you get when you finish something. It could be a first draft or a finished novel, it might mean finally achieving perfection with that dreaded covering letter or synopsis, or it might even just be finalising a kick ass idea for your next novel. Whatever the occasion you should try …

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Apr 09

H is for Help!

Never feel too embarrassed or ashamed to ask for help. Everyone needs help every now and again, no matter what they might say to the contrary. Writing isn’t a college course, a degree, or a month long boot camp run by inspirational teachers and word gurus – it’s a lifestyle. Not the woe is me, …

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Sep 05

How about that weather/sports game/current news topic?

There are two words in the English language that, when combined, make me shudder as if someone is not only walking over my grave but stamping out a samba until their feet bleed. Small. Talk. Fairly innocuous words on their own, but put them together and suddenly its like watching an innocent toaster and a …

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