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Reminder: Organising Your Thoughts Is NOT A Reflection Of Your Intelligence

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds. Norman Vincent Peale Tweet Congratulations, you’ve got thoughts which need organising. Imagine for one moment the reverse and concede this is one problem that’s good to have. Your… Read More >Reminder: Organising Your Thoughts Is NOT A Reflection Of Your Intelligence

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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