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My must-read books list

My long list of books I’ve loved… These are books from all genres and none, for all ages. It’s not a snob list of books I pretend I’ve read – I have actually read each of these, to the end, … 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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Unlocking creativity

It’s always there. We all have it, in bucketloads. Getting at it is not always easy, as the previous posts showed. I get too many ideas to handle, but when I try, or think about it, my imagination is shoved … Continue reading

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Dates for February and March

Here are the confirmed dates for full-day workshops in February and March. [Click on any date for booking details.] February Saturday 16th February  in Brasov, Romania. March – UK Friday 1st in Bath (alongside the Bath Literary Festival) Tuesday 5th … Continue reading

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The devil is very definitely in the detail

Crime writers and gritty romance writers… have a look at this story from the BBC website today. It just shows how small an act can provoke vicious murder. An angry man, a control freak, with a knife in his hand. … 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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