Practice #29

Set your timer for five minute intervals. When it rings, move on to the next topic. Don’t think too hard. Mist My dentist is Things that are green Going bald Something creative you want to do that isn't writing   25 minutes and you’re done! The Rules Write whatever you [...]

By |November 27th, 2013|Practices|0 Comments

Practice #28

This week I played catch up. I have a lot of lists on the go at the moment. I always do, but this month I'm juggling two different challenges that run for November, an online course, and the rest of my life. Oh, yes, you say, I know how that [...]

By |November 22nd, 2013|Practices|0 Comments

Practice #27

Ahem. A Technical Glitch (ie my own idiocy) meant this didn't get published yesterday. Sorry about that. Which just goes to show that in the beginning we all make mistakes. Then we move on and learn not to make them again. That's what practice is. Set your timer for five [...]

By |November 21st, 2013|Practices|0 Comments

Practice #26

Monday morning. Grey, drizzly. I really love this time of year. It's not that I don't like the sun, or being warm, or not having to bother with coats, but when you fling open the curtains and see a wall of rain, then you know you won't have to explain [...]

By |November 18th, 2013|Practices|0 Comments

Practicalities: Backing Up

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. I didn't panic. I did a hard restart by holding down the power button until [...]

By |November 17th, 2013|Practicalities|0 Comments

Practice #25

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 the pretend people in your head. How would they react to a certain animal? What [...]

By |November 15th, 2013|Practices|0 Comments