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Death as Device.

I read a book recently, which I enjoyed, but in which one of the characters dies a rather tragic death. It’s not the main character, but someone who’s close to the main character, and so has a profound effect on … Continue reading

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Saying ‘no’.

I went to my writers’ group meeting the other day, which was a delightful experience as always. We were talking about editing and feedback, and one group member said that she sometimes found the editing process hard, because editors often … Continue reading

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Your First Editor.

Can you imagine how awesome it would be, if you had an editor on hand to re-read passages you’d written, and give you some ideas of what worked, where you’d repeated yourself or added redundant phrases, where the story was … Continue reading

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Write What You Know.

The first time I was given this advice was in primary school. I think I was about ten years old–already  in love with writing stories, so much so that I did it in my spare time. I imagine it was … Continue reading

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Feedback

An author I follow on Twitter posted this the other day, and I’ve watched it a few times since, and each time, it’s made me chuckle. Both as an editor and a writer, giving and receiving feedback takes a lot … Continue reading

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The First Cut is the Deepest. Although the second and third hurt a lot, too. And the fourth. And…

  I’ve been trying to finish my current novel for a while, now. I finished the draft two years ago, and began the second draft last year (I think?!) And it’s still not done. In between I’ve been writing, of … Continue reading

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