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On Not Writing

I have been bogged down in my short story course all year. The stories I thought up just refused to be written, even when I liked my ideas. One in particular featured a couple of characters I found appealing, a … Continue reading

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Homework Part Two

I’ve just completed my second writing course and have received some wonderfully encouraging feedback from the teacher. She told me that the second story I wrote for her is of a publishable standard. I’m not bold enough to believe her, … Continue reading

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Writer, Professional, Good – John Scalzi on what it means to be a writer

Writer, Professional, Good – Whatever. My advice to anyone who wants to be a good writer is simple: Stop thinking about being a good writer and start thinking about being a better writer. Work on the things you know you … Continue reading

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Writing Homework

I’m in the thick of the final section of my writing course and am suffering from a combination of deadline stress, stage fright, and distress about the subject matter I’ve chosen to write about. I have to write two 1500 … Continue reading

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Neither Here Nor There

I’ve been trying to finish up another set of writing exercises this weekend and have found myself mulling over odd things like getting the characters from one part of the house to the other. Just how much detail do you … Continue reading

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Course Results

I got my final grade and comments for my writing course this morning. The tutor’s words made my day, my week, maybe my life! I have mean little voices in my head telling me that my writing is flat, lacking … Continue reading

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Start at the beginning, go on ’til you reach the end, then stop.

Just realised that I haven’t put up a post today. I’m still feeling a little bereft after completing my course. My tutor kindly marked the last exercises overnight and emailed her comments to me this morning. I have a couple … Continue reading

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