Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dealing with contractions, when word counts matter

I am sure that like many other writers we are given much the same guidance as others and one of the pieces of guidance is to cut cut cut and make your writing as sharp as you can, make every word … Continue reading

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A big thank you and more about my other blogs.

I now have over 300 subscribed followers to my blogs and I would like to take the opportunity of thanking all of you who have stopped by to read my thoughts, ideas, the occasional rant and the odd piece of … Continue reading

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Do writers get emotional when they write?

This post is inspired by both what I am doing at the moment and a question I was asked by a non writing friend recently. The question was “do writers get emotional when they write?” Do they ever! Writers are sensitive … Continue reading

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First draft continuity errors, don’t panic – fix

I was reading through the first draft of a piece of work that has been sitting in a drawer maturing for a while when I came across a right howler of a continuity error. I mean a Biggie! It was … Continue reading

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Blind alleys, why writers need to be brutal

I am a lucky writer, I do not find myself writing myself up a cull-de-sac (or clueless sack!) very often, but when I do the only logical and necessary thing to do is to cut cut cut. I was writing … Continue reading

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The stuttering start, time to persevere

All writers will tell you that however well they can write when they are in the groove and are flying along without the aid of a safety net, writing a book can be hard work. There are all the little things … Continue reading

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When does a writer start writing a new book?

Simple question, far from simple answer. All writers are different, that is a given and an absolute stonewall certain fact. My “style” has changed in the last year or two and it may just be as simple as “I am … Continue reading

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