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Write-Life Balancing
27th Nov

Write-Life Balancing

How does a full time writer organize their time? That’s what three author friends and I discussed at lunch on Sunday. Two have young children; the other woman and I started writing…
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Plotting, planning, and the terror of a new story
13th Oct

Plotting, planning, and the terror of a new story

I’ve been planning a new book for the last while – it’s always hard to say how long for, because some ideas for it have been floating around for several years. But…
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Copy Editing vs Creativity
13th Jul

Copy Editing vs Creativity

I’ve been copy-editing all day – that is, answering the copy editor’s queries. Emailing back with the solutions – with what I hope are the solutions –  I was a bit discouraged…
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Diving Deeper into your story:
12th Feb

Diving Deeper into your story:

Yesterday, Margo Lanagan tweeted pictures of the scrapbooks she used while working on her new novel  Sea Hearts (which I’m dying to read, not only because Selkies are dear to my heart,…
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The unreliable narrator: writing in the first person
5th Feb

The unreliable narrator: writing in the first person

Doing a study guide is an interesting way to discover things about your own books – especially if you do it 16 years after the book was published. A bit of distance,…
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Is it Time to Give Up Yet?
27th Jan

Is it Time to Give Up Yet?

Following last week’s blog, a friend wrote to ask my advice – “I’ve been writing for years, without success. Is it time to give up?” Obviously that’s something no one else can…
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Loving your writing
13th Jun

Loving your writing

Young, and not so young new writers, often tell me that they’re determined to have a book published with their name on it. Goals are great. We need goals – and getting…
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