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A look back at Indie April

Last month as you may be aware I threw the doors of the passing place wide open to a series of guest posts from indie writers of all kith and kin. The brief i gave them all was simple, write … Continue reading

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Why Your Day Job could be Good for Your Creativity

We’re all familiar with the dilemma. “I’ve just had this great idea and I want to write it down immediately, but I’m stuck at work right now.” If you’re anything like me, when you think about your day job in … Continue reading

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Harvey Live, podcasts, and the writers list

I’ve been involved in a  couple of on line things to do with writing in the last few days. First there was the Harvey Duckman writers on-line get together  and broadcast as part of Scarborough scifi on-line (which replaced the … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo and stuff update…

November had been a busy month of writer stuff so far. Not least because its NaNoWriMo and I have been determined form the start to make a fist of it this year. Hence I have been too busy writing to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: planning for the writing fest

‘Its the most wonderful time of the year…’ No not the one in December… NaNoWriMo is almost upon us, and if you are planning to participate this year, you may be plotting already, even if your plotting to take the … Continue reading

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Writing Without Time: Indie October Guest Post by Meredith Debonnaire

WRITING WITHOUT TIME: Being a poor indie writer trying to write while juggling with two-and-a-half jobs and the electrified zombie of your social life. I often see advice for writers along the lines of “Write every day” and “set aside … Continue reading

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Indie-October looms…

Back in April as regular, and the occasional passing readers may remember I did a series of posts for Indie April. Posts all about various indie writers and creatives and their work. This was a surprisingly successful endeavour and as … Continue reading

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The page count dichotomy…

In the past, I’ve written a fair few mini guides for indie writers looking to self publish. One way to sum up these posts would be to call them ‘the list of things I have done wrong then had to … Continue reading

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Tassels, Squids, Duckman, and Maybe, Something Red…

Theoretically, at least, one of the main reasons this blog exists is so I can keep in contact with my readers and give them updates on what is coming down the pipe, so to speak. That is it was one … Continue reading

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Publishing the self…

Opinions, as the saying goes, are like arseholes, everybody’s got one, and some people are closer to theirs than others. As a rule, therefore, I find I only trust the opinions of those who have first proved not to ride … Continue reading

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