July 2019

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Are You Still Quitting When The Going Gets Tough?

While working on my novel By Virtue Fall, I discovered that a long passage comprising several chapters wasn’t adding anything to the story. In fact, it was just a distraction, and it had to go. Some writers concentrate on just getting the story out there in their first draft, rough… Read More >Are You Still Quitting When The Going Gets Tough?

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10 Lessons I Learned From Becoming A More Resilient Writer

One difference I’ve noticed between people who get ahead and those who don’t, is what happens when setbacks occur. The successful types know not everything works – that’s just the way it is.   I talked about a recent setback here, when I had to abandon 30,000 words of my… Read More >10 Lessons I Learned From Becoming A More Resilient Writer

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How To Be The Most Successful Writer Possible

When you read back what you’ve written, do you ever hear a voice in your head? If you’re worried this might lead a group of white-coated docs to your door… relax. Not those kinds of voices… I’m talking about The Narrator. The Narrator I think we’ve all got one. It’s the… Read More >How To Be The Most Successful Writer Possible

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Are You A Lark Or An Owl?

I’m trying to squeeze more writing hours into my day. I work full time so I reckon there are two choices. Before work or after work. I read around and find there’s a kind of cult out there about becoming a winner by getting up before you go to bed.… Read More >Are You A Lark Or An Owl?

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Too Busy To Write? — Try This

Sometimes it feels like I’m too busy to write. It’s a painful truth I’m discovering about writing while holding down a day job. Maybe I should grow a pointy beard and join the circus?  The problem we plate spinners have is that there’s always something else to do. In fact, I’ve a… Read More >Too Busy To Write? — Try This