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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 […]