Tag Archives: Creative Writing

Itch Got A Glitch

Itch was supposed to be published by now. Whether that meant clicking the magical button on Amazon KDP, or getting an offer of representation from an agent, I was supposed to have finished ‘Itch’ and be ready to launch it … Continue reading

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The One That Got Away

Today I went into the town-centre to run an errand and came across the perfect turquoise vintage typewriter I’d never known I needed. It was in the Samaritans charity shop in a quaint little cobblestone street you’d miss if you … Continue reading

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When To Run From Your Writers’ Group

I was sitting in an absolutely fantastic novel-writing seminar yesterday. The kind of seminar that you leave with goosebumps, all fired up, ready to write the novel that you haven’t dared to in all the weeks and months before that. … Continue reading

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The Prisoner in the Elevator

My buddy and writing partner Diana Springer shared with me today the blurb for the new novel forming in her head. I was hooked, and then I was impressed. Not just by the intriguing plot she’d managed to come up … Continue reading

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Writing Rituals

While I was writing the first draft of ‘Getting Some’ I had this ritual I needed to follow in order to feel like I was ‘in the zone’: I turned to the very last page of my red Post Office notebook … Continue reading

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Would You Give Up the Day Job?

If success happens in direct measure to faith, how many of us would ‘make it’? I’ve been thinking about this quite a lot lately. Have you read the stories about the authors who had Eureka moments, ditched the day job, … Continue reading

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The Twitter Hard-Sell

I have a relatively modest following of 500+ on Twitter and my tweeps engage with me fairly often. Twitter is supposed to be a conversation, and there are quite a few tweeps who recognise that. We retweet, we DM, we … Continue reading

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Traffic Jam

The inevitable result of my not writing stories down when they first come to me, and completing at least a first draft when the urge to write them is still brand new, is that I create a traffic jam of … Continue reading

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Coming Out As A Writer

Having come to a (holiday) break in my studies, it was time to return to the world of work to help me (financially) with taking care of myself and my family while I finished the MA programme. Around that time, … Continue reading

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