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Practicalities: Backing Up

By |November 17th, 2013|Practicalities|

So this week I was working happily on my five year old MacBook, when it suddenly froze. I waited. Nothing happened. No beach ball appeared, the mouse pointer wouldn't work, the space bar did nothing. [...]

Practice #25

By |November 15th, 2013|Practices|

Following on from Arthur Hepplewhite, if you want to you can use practice time to get to know your characters. Whether you're working on something long or short, it never hurts to know more about [...]

Practice #24

By |November 13th, 2013|Practices|

Oh me oh my. Hands up who doesn't have the energy today. Hands up if the winter chill is giving you brain freeze. Writing practice is the equivalent of hot chocolate for the brain (it [...]

Practice #23

By |November 11th, 2013|Practices|

Here we go, tiptoeing towards the end of the year. We're heading into the deepest part of the year, and in a few short weeks we'll be at Solstice, when things will start to turn [...]

Practice #22

By |November 8th, 2013|Practices|

How has this week been for you? Was it sucking the air out of your lungs while you were trying to breathe in? Or were you floating around on a tiny cloud of joy? Let's [...]

Practice #21

By |November 6th, 2013|Practices|

Autumn is by far my favourite time for food, and today I'm cold, so I'm feeling a little obsessed. This might be a more involved process for you, should you choose to take me up [...]

Practice #20

By |November 4th, 2013|Practices|

Sharp drop in temperature this weekend, and we're all delighted, right? It means you get to stay in all winter and write! BTW - good luck to all you nanowrimos! Set your timer for five [...]

Practice #19

By |October 21st, 2013|Practices|

Perhaps it is time for the clocks to go back. These days it's all I can do to get out of bed in the morning, and it goes downhill from there. Set your timer for [...]

Practice #18

By |October 15th, 2013|Practices|

Back when I worked in a first edition bookshop we called Tuesday the day of ennui. As far as the working week goes, it's neither here nor there, and it's still all uphill to the [...]

Practice #17

By |October 14th, 2013|Practices|

Recovered from the weekend? Set your timer for five minute intervals. When it rings, move on to the next topic. Don’t think too hard. Hangovers Doing the walk of shame* The inappropriate pass made by [...]