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What I do at the end of a writing session to keep the flow going.

As a writer I am lucky in that I can sit down in a disciplined way and write. I always have ideas and they flow onto the page without much trouble at all. One of the things I am sometimes … Continue reading

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Scenes from a park bench.

Yesterday was the first decent day in Glasgow this spring. Now, I sit on a park bench in Queens Park watching the world pass me by in its time honoured fashion. The gulls and pigeons swarm about, using mob tactics … Continue reading

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A writer’s inspiration with a difference.

As a writer I am often asked where I get my inspiration from. The answer is everywhere and everything. I use my senses to see, hear, feel, smell and touch what is going on around me and my imagination does … Continue reading

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Scenes from a coffee shop part 8

Feeling a bit stir crazy at home this morning I decided to go for a walk. It turned out to be quite eventful. The main street was mobbed with people, many more than is usual for a Saturday morning and … Continue reading

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The value of community for writers.

Writers know that writing is for the most part a solitary occupation. There we sit, in our den, office, shed or wherever doing the hard yards, knocking out the words. Line by line, paragraph by paragraph, page by page and … Continue reading

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Writing essentials – the master notes and ideas file.

If you are a writer like me who needs (and likes) to get things written down, then the master notes and ideas file is one of your most important writing assets. What is the master notes and ideas file? I … Continue reading

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The importance of writers groups for writers

Writing, by definition is a solitary occupation. All that time spent doing research, plotting and maybe even world building is usually done by the writer alone. The countless hours crunching away at the keyboard as the word count slowly ticks … Continue reading

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