Tag: friends

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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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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Jul 31

Flak jacket

I get a lot of flak about my leather jacket… *titter* flak jacket *makes note to change post title* But the truth is it means a hell of a lot more to me than most people assume. I’ve been spotted across crowded rooms in record time, identified by people meeting me for the first time, …

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Oct 17

They’re heeeere…

They're heeeere...

Yes, I’m talking about the NaNoWriMo haters. I’ve already seen the moaners, the whingers, and the blissfully ignorant laughing and pointing their fingers. “HA HA HA HA, writing? You don’t know what writing is!” Half of them say “You should be writing every month!” and the other half are saying “50,000 words in 30 days? …

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Apr 02

B is for Buddy system

Continuing with this year’s theme of motivation and encouragement I’d like to talk about useful ways of keeping motivated, that is to say arse in chair and fingers on keyboard…you don’t even have to be typing as long as you’re thinking about writing. There are many ways to stay in control of your muse/brain/routine – …

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