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You want to write?

I know, me too. But does this sound familiar?

When you sit down to write either no words come, or the ones that do are so awful you want to cut off your own hands. 

I know, me too. That’s why I practise.

Come join me.

Maintaining Connection

By |May 12th, 2014|

You may have noticed my absence recently. Truly, it wasn’t you, it was me. Or actually, it was them: a loved one with a mystery illness, and a cat who was diagnosed as diabetic. […]

Restriction is the Malicious Aunt of Invention

By |March 11th, 2014|

In general I’m not a fan of restriction. Purposefully limiting yourself, like refusing to eat carbs, or drink any wine at all in January, only narrows your life in a meaningless way. What does […]

Making Time to Write

By |March 4th, 2014|

Three days a week my son trots off to pre-school. Three days a week I find myself suddenly at 3.30 in the afternoon, scrambling to go and collect him, mentally beating myself up because […]

Practice #31

By |February 11th, 2014|

Oh my, is it raining again? I barely noticed, I was so engrossed in my keyboard…

I’m too despondent about the weather, climate change, the planet being doomed etc etc, so I’m just rocking it […]

What to do with all of those words

By |February 5th, 2014|

Oh me oh my. Once you start writing regularly you will start to wonder what to do with all of those words. The answer is not ‘throw them away’. In fact, never throw anything […]

Read What You Write

By |January 21st, 2014|

Or Write what you Read. Either way around.

I haven’t been doing much writing lately. The novel idea I’m unable to get rid of following is an historical one. This is a bit of a […]