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Mr and Mrs Cloudface

Do you like seeing faces in clouds? It’s one of my favourite occupations, cloud-watching. And the other evening, two characters emerged from the blueness of the evening sky over my house in Transylvania. Do you see them? The white cloud … Continue reading

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Brain break for writers

Grant Snider’s comic strips make the perfect 30-second brain break between chapters for overburdened writers…

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Valentine’s Day – half a dozen ideas

How did you do? Did ideas flood into your writer’s mind, or did you get stuck? I’ll time myself and see how I do in 60 seconds – I have no idea… 1. er… blank brain. 1. 20 secs gone… … Continue reading

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“I’m not creative…”

A woman I met in Escondido – a smart, clued-in, driven business woman – told me this, with conviction. Made me want to cry, seeing her belief, and the sadness behind it. She’s not alone – I’ve heard variations on … Continue reading

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Think about this… Imagine that!

Are you anxious about not having much imagination? Do you worry? Do you daydream? Do you plan holidays? Do you plan ahead for the weekend? If you’ve said yes to any of those questions, you have a perfectly good imagination. … Continue reading

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Happy New Writing Year!

First post of 2013: I wish you happy writing, smooth revising, and joyful publication. May all your plot lines run true, and your characters surprise you. Now for some stimulus to kick off your fictional year.        

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Got all your ideas for NaNoWriMo?

It’s on the doorstep, howling to be let in. Forget about Hallowe’en tomorrow – it’s NaNoWriMoe’en… Are you ready? Got your ideas lined up, got names for your characters and your setting? How about sub-plots and your supporting cast? Are your … Continue reading

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