Tag Archive: making shit up

Apr 02

B is for Bibliomancy

Bibliomancy refers to divination by opening a book at random…or in our case, getting a bloody good idea from poking a random book with our index finger. Hell, I’m not picky, you can use your middle finger, thumb, nose, or *cough* other various appendages. It’s up to you really, but whatever fleshy prodding device you …

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Apr 30

X is for Xenogamy

I know a few writers that shudder at the thought of taking on multiple genres or trying something new…thankfully I’m not one of them and I can embrace the thought of cross pollination within my work. I’m quite happy to accept that as much as I like one particular genre I can’t help but submit …

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Apr 20

R is for Raconteur

Everyone has a good anecdote to tell. There can’t be a single person out there that hasn’t stood in a group of people and had them all on the edge of their seats with an amusing story about someone at work, or old crazy Mabel down the street, or that one time a gaggle of …

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Apr 19

Q is for Quacksalver

I know a few writers who hate to make things up – yes; I can see the irony too – what they really mean is they hate to add things to their novels that aren’t technically accurate. They strive for truthfulness so much that they will actually refuse to write a scene until they know …

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Apr 16

N is for Notebooks

Nothing is more guaranteed to make a writer swoon than a new notebook. Recycled, lined, branded, cheap, expensive, spiral bound, it doesn’t make a difference – a fresh and clean notebook always feels good in your hands. I’m sure you all have your favourite kinds but in the end they all mean the same thing …

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