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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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Take every opportunity

A writing acquaintance of mine who I meet up with at the Writers’ Summer School, Swanwick in August each year is a wonderful lady. A writer, journalist, and all round good egg, she has written over 50 books and is … Continue reading

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A humerous look at what is really in a novel

I posted this sometime ago. I thought you book folk would like a chuckle today… The real contents of a novel By Andrew Marsh – Procrastinator-in-Chief Chapter 1 – Inane babble that the author insists has to be in, “it … Continue reading

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Making a timeline/program is essential for your writing

How often have you been writing and suddenly lose track of who is where and what day it is? it happens to me sometimes. The reason it doesn’t happen more often is because I write out a timeline or a … Continue reading

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