Category Archives: quotes

The Read Through…(or the narative atom)…

The read-through is a task I always approach with a certain ambivalence. I both love and hate doing it, but I also recognise just how essential they are, both as a writer in general and when you’re working on an edit. It’s … Continue reading

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Searching for an ending…

I may be alone in this. For all I know, every other writer who has ever lived or ever will has never experienced this problem. I could be entirely an exception to the norm in this, but it is still a … Continue reading

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Ending the drought…

I’ve had a bit of a dry January. Not that apocryphal one that borderline alcoholics and fitness obsessives have made popular in the last decade or so. ‘I shall not partake of strong drink for thirty-one days after the excesses of the holidays…’ … Continue reading

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Positive Is The New Negative…

Last year I published a blog like this with quotes from the darker side of writer’s minds. In an attempt to balance this a little, and in the spirit of a new year, new hopes, new dreams and positive thinking, here … Continue reading

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Wisdom for the uninspired…

I found myself lacking inspiration, having crashed out of NaNoWriMo this year earlier than expected and waiting on a proofreader. So while it goes against my nature as a rule to seek inspirational quotes, I found myself looking for them last … Continue reading

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30 Days of NaNoWriMo: Day 16

The best-laid plans of mice and men, and all that… Sixteen days in and the observant among you may have noticed it been eight days since my last update. Simply put doing the blog and trying to keep up with the word count … Continue reading

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30 Days of NaNoWriMo: Day 8

Day 8:  Today’s gem, which the calendar feels obliged to quantify, just in case the whole experience is really getting to you presumably… Kill somebody! (in the story) Target for the day, get to 13333 words Current word count 6875 words … Continue reading

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