Tag Archives: Daily writing

Why write one when you can write two?

It's weird. I'm working on Caedir at the moment. As some of you know, I scrapped about 32k of the first version. Well, all if it, in fact. I'm back up to 25k and still going places. And that first … Continue reading

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Write what you know?

Yeah, you've heard that one before. "Write what you know." That's all very well, but what I know is generally boring. So I'll change this a little, because I think really…this is more important: "Know what you write." If I … Continue reading

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More injuries.

Got my foot stomped and am hobbling around now. Oh joy. It's swelling up nicely, and I doubt I can get it into a boot tomorrow. But I guess being immobile, and practically shackled to my computer, means I get … Continue reading

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Distractions…

Yeah, tons of them. Here I am, having a whole two weeks off, able to write morning, noon and night — or round the clock if the mood strikes me — and…can I? No. Make that a HELL no. It's … Continue reading

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Fix or scrap?

We writers are weird creatures. Anyone who knows us, or –God forbid– lives with us is fully aware of our little…err…quirks. There is nothing like a tormented scream coming from the back bedroom at five to midnight. Most sane people … Continue reading

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The Art of Chaos

Chaos is an artform. Any writer out there who doesn't plot, or plan ahead will tell you chaos usually reigns supreme when they write. I don't plot (much), so I'm very familiar with chaos. Be it in my head, or … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Trash your Novel

Slip out the back, Jack. Make a new plan, Stan. No need to be coy, Roy…   1.    Paragraphs are for wimps. 2.    Triple space everything. 3.    Don't use commas. Ever. Anywhere. 4.    Use the curliest font you can find. … Continue reading

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