Browsing All posts tagged under »being a writer«

I’m Not Saying Anything. But if I Was to Say Something, This is What I Would Say.

June 30, 2014 by

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There are two parts of this chart that are the same blue. I don’t know which is which. Or… maybe they are the same? WHAT IF THEY ARE THEY SAME? Can you get hangovers from writing query letters?  

Deciding What Words Mean is a Heavy Responsibility. Luckily, There’s Macaroni.

June 24, 2014 by

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Do You Trust Me?

June 16, 2014 by

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  I really like exploring people’s boundaries. The difference between what they say without thinking, what they say after they think it through and where they end up if you walk them all the way through the potential consequences.  

This is Why Editing Your Own Work is Problematic

June 11, 2014 by

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Maybe I Can Write the Whole Thing in My Sleep…

May 29, 2014 by

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Sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night and start writing I mix things up. I’ll confuse homonyms, I’ll drop words out of sentences, I’ll imagine that I know anything at all about mixing glue. I’ll get my characters the wrong way around. I don’t know why I do this. I actually […]

Keep Calm and… Oh Who Are We Kidding?

May 28, 2014 by

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How to Write a Query Letter: Again, and Again, and Again

May 22, 2014 by

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I’m writing query letters again. Because it’s been pointed out to me that in order to sell this book I probably have to tell people about the book. Which is fair. This ought to be easy. I’ve already written a query letter template. Surely I just write a little personalisation sentence to tweak it for […]

We Need This Word in English

May 14, 2014 by

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Hands Up if This Feels Familiar

May 6, 2014 by

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I Don’t Have Your Number But I’d Like To

April 10, 2014 by

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I have a question. If you were on a sports team (any kind of sport you like — hockey, cricket, ping-pong…) and you had to wear a number, what number would you choose? And why? Rick: Thirty-three. And then while they’re frustrated wondering where the point three recurring is, I can score. Me: So you’re […]

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