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Write on- All the good writing is dead?

There has always been the cry– all the best writing is dead. Readers have been dumbed down. Literature is dead.  I have to agree with Dame Gail Rebuck’s recent comment, “It’s the power of books. People aren’t dumbed down–it’s a fallacy”. … Continue reading

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Write On- A writer must have utter faith in his star.

“A writer like me must have utter confidence, an utter faith in his star” F. Scott. Fitzgerald. When  F. Scott Fitzgerald told this to Michel Mok in 1936,  he was very ill with alcoholism.  It’s a sad thought to think so many … Continue reading

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Write On- You need more than a million words behind you…

When I first decided to be a writer, I was in another world. I thought whatever you typed was… well, words set in gold and probably sent directly from heaven. I don’t know why I thought writing would be any different from … Continue reading

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Write On- The Writer’s Diary

I have to confess, I have tried so many times and in so many forms to keep a diary with the ending result– unreadable pages. In the end I wrote with a fountain pen, simply because it forced me to … Continue reading

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Write On- Researching your fiction, is there ever an end?

I shouldn’t be writing this post as I am so guilty of what I am about to write. I love research. I love the tease of a new idea, discovering a bit of history I never knew about, and I … Continue reading

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Write on- The Waiting Game

When a novel is finished there is always the period of mourning and loss. The character’s that you have spent so many hours with have nothing more to say to you, you’ve written countless drafts, it’s endured edit after edit, … Continue reading

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Write on- Oh you naughty, naughty, sock puppets!

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Do you buy a book based on a review? Does a good one put you off? Apparently some top-selling authors are so insecure about their books, they have resorted to writing their own fake reviews.  What’s so stunning about this … Continue reading

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