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Write On- Taking a Guardian Master Class in London

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Can you learn how to write? Learn how to be a novelist? Some say no, it’s an inborn talent. But even with an inborn talent there are tasks that all writers must endure. The muse must take a rest. For … Continue reading

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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- Googling the goggling…oh dear….

  Once in a while, a word comes along that really jars you out of the read. I was really into this current novel that I am reading…when I read the following sentence. She goggled. What? Googled? That was my … 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- My brain burst writing this post!

We have become so conditioned to hype and hysterical writing that it is a part of our everyday lexicon.  Just last week there was a bomb threat at a bank. Someone according to the news had thrown a silver container … Continue reading

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Write on- Should I pay you to write under my name?

Does it matter if I wrote this post or not? Or is it okay to have an idea, have the money to pay another writer to bash it out, and then sit back, make a few corrections and then finally … Continue reading

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Write on- Turning on the Taps

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“If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to … Continue reading

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