Tag Archives: creativity

Mental Health and Writing

As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, I thought I’d address that most clichéd of subject: mental health and writing.   First, some myths: Depression makes you more creative. Depression is a normal part about being a writer. Writing is a … Continue reading

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Blood and Bones | Flash Fiction

There were many more people capable of necromancy – and other, less narratively relevant forms of magic – than were advertising their services in The Black Pages, and more still that were practising the art with any sort of meaning. … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: Write-In to Write More

Every year, the good folks at NaNoWriMo put together The Night of Writing Dangerously, a write-in in San Francisco. For most of us, that’s both too far away and too expensive to participate in. Not to be discouraged, the Dublin … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: Creating Characters

Some people begin with a novel by defining their plot. Others start with the protagonist. I have a tendency to fixate on one or the other while I’m creating an idea for a story. In my last short story, the … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: Do You Need to Write a Series?

Back when I was a kid and I had notions of being the next JK Rowling – and this was before JK Rowling was the absolute definition of successful author – I thought the best books had to be in … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: Planning My Novel

If you saw my first NaNo Prep post, you’ll know that I’m picking up my book where I left it last summer. Hell Hath No Fury was pretty much entirely planned by the time I started Camp NaNo last summer. So … Continue reading

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What I Learned About Comics in 2017

A year ago, my experience with comics extended as far as an incredibly basic script based on a poem, for Tomte: The Warrior Elf with Buttonpress Publications. It was fun and exciting to see something I’d written being turned into something, … Continue reading

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