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Learning Curves

Reading, Writing And Breaking Free of Genre It Started With A Book: The Villages by Dave Hutchinson Reading So, Dave’s kicked off a Big Thing for me, here. No, not chained me up! This is a metaphorical picture. Originally, I … Continue reading

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#Lucky7 – Page 77, Line 7 And Those 7 Sentences

I like the occasional writerly gauntlet being hurled my way. So today, I’m taking up the latest challenge. I noticed on the Goodreads (Annie Gracie) website: “there’s a new twitter thing going around between writers. When you get tagged, you’re supposed … Continue reading

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A Pregnant Pause

For someone labelled a chatterbox from the moment I could say “Mum, mum, mum,” I’ve been oddly quiet lately. Well, here’s the thing. I’m pregnant again! No, not physically (ha!) I mean, creatively. I am experiencing what I call pen-swell. … Continue reading

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My WIP – Books That Helped Me Write Through the Blues

I haven’t written a blog post since January for two reasons. First: I reduced the level of my antidepressant to a half-dose. Which resulted in the return of the grey depression which has been a spirit-robbing Dementor in my life. It’s … Continue reading

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Nail Your Novel by Roz Morris – The Creative Midwife

This book is neither good nor bad; it’s invaluable! Roz Morris is the Creative Midwife. For me, this baby was in there, becoming more and more overdue. Fourteen years overdue. The thoughts were creating a dense cloud in my head that … Continue reading

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Test Blog From A Newbie: Writing At A Tangent

As many thousands of other NaNoWriMoists begin their first WordPress blogs, I feel distinctly unoriginal in beginning mine. Writing 71,529 words of a very rough, first draft in twenty-three November days that went by in a silver blur of keyboard blindness and … Continue reading

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