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Choose

Choose to become a writer. Choose head smashing on the keyboard over and over and over. Choose to edit that first chapter 64 times, and the last chapter once. Choose to drink 14 cups of tea. Choose to do ALL of the chores before you could possibly write. Choose a massive fucking television with allContinue reading “Choose”

Diary Entry 2: Be Brutal, No Massaging! (June/July 2020)

Last time we discussed the start of my novel development relationship with Emma, and how we’re working together to finally get my Force together, finish this novel and enter publishing immortality… Or receive 50 rejections, enter a pit of despair and refuse to write anything for another 2 years… And so, after that initial exchangeContinue reading “Diary Entry 2: Be Brutal, No Massaging! (June/July 2020)”

Time Away

It’s sage advice: Step away from the manuscript. Put it in a drawer. Take a break and work on something new. It allows you to come back to the manuscript with ‘fresh eyes’. But what if you take too long away from the manuscript? What if you forget to come back? Or which drawer youContinue reading “Time Away”

Deleted scenes

I’ve been away… In a galaxy, far, far away…on a planet called Sleepless. If you don’t follow me on Twitter, you’ll have missed the birth of my wee baby boy a couple of weeks ago. 🎉 Since then, obviously my mind has been consumed with that, and also our WriteMentor agent showcase work, which isContinue reading “Deleted scenes”

Imposter Syndrome

‘No, you are riddled with self-doubt! I am fully confident in my abilities and I know I am a great writer and everything I type is flecked with gold…’ Said no writer ever! Oh yes, today I am going to explore the naturally occurring phenomenon that ALL writers suffer from, from noob to seasoned pro.Continue reading “Imposter Syndrome”

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