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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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Write something different.

Writing is a lonely task and for some of us to find that daily urge to write can be difficult. This can have a negative impact on the writer and the writing. This often happens in the middle of the … Continue reading

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The POV edit.

As writers we are always finding things to tinker with in our work before sending it off. But, as I have found to my own cost it is not the number of times a piece is read, it is what … Continue reading

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How to “unstick” your novel.

We have all been there, the initial rush of enthusiastic typing, the deluge of action and ideas has slowed down and every keystroke is now a painstaking test of character. You have reached the doldrums, your novel is stuck in … Continue reading

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Scenes from a coffee shop part 5

Here I am again in the place where observation meets writing and even before I sit down with my tea and biscuit the rich tapestry of creativity weaves its magnificence in the busy Glasgow street before me. Heavily set jogging … Continue reading

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How social media can be a treasure trove for a writer’s creative ideas

There comes a time when a write has to commit to social media. It can be for a variety of reasons, mostly for exposure, connections, publicity and so on. On perhaps lesser known reason why a writer should be on … Continue reading

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