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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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Imaginings

Patricia Wrede is a writer of witty YA fantasy and a blogger about the writing life. She specialises in sensible advice for the novice. Her latest post is about the power of personal stories and dreams to shape our sense … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

I learned a couple of things over the weekend. 1) If you don’t want your inquisitive 4 year old to find her Christmas presents, either hide them better, or wrap them up before you put them away. Petra stumbled on … 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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On Saying Yes

And the thing is, if at any point in my life, including this one, I found my way into another world, my first impulse would not be to reject it and seek a way home. It would not be, like … Continue reading

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Wordpress Daily Post Question: What occupation did you want as a child?

I wanted to be a traveller and a writer. I’m not sure exactly when I started wanting these things, but I know that the books I read triggered my urge to explore. I wanted my own adventures, my own experience … Continue reading

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