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Fantastic Ideas and Where to Find Them

Every writer who has ever accomplished anything is asked the same question by some fan at some event (or just online, since access is instant these days): Where do your ideas come from? (I have also been asked this, but … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Something Old

Traditionally, a bride on her wedding day has with her something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. It’s considered good luck on a wedding day, but it isn’t necessary. Equally, we can consider ourselves lucky as writers to … Continue reading

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Daily Practices: The Road So Far

I used to keep some habits. I had a habit app on my phone. It made me read every day. Write every day. Do something every day. And then, I got a little bit sick. (Okay, so I was on a … Continue reading

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New Year, New Promises

We’re a couple of weeks away from Christmas, and so inevitably I’m starting to think about the New Year. Specifically, New Years Resolutions. I’m a bit of a stickler for setting them. I always have great intentions. January, I think, … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Ask Another Writer

If there’s one group of people that can help you with an issue you have with your book, it’s other writers. Other writers always seem to have been there and done that. Other writers have had the same difficulties you … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Talk to a Friend

Have you ever had a problem with a relationship or with work that seems to go away or become more manageable when you talk to a friend about it? You don’t know how you feel about someone. You hate your … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Define Your Problems

In this post, we’re not going to look at your work in progress. This post is all about you. It’s about what makes you tick, and what makes you stop. In the autumn of 2013, I had trouble sleeping. I had … Continue reading

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