Tag Archives: Editing

When Description is Dangerous (and how to save your story from drowning in it)

They stepped into the room. It was a long, rectangular space with floorboards running the length of it. The boards hadn’t been stained but instead varnished, leaving their wooden surface almost reflective. Light bounced off every knot and imperfection in … Continue reading

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Is Failing to Plan Planning to Fail?

It’s almost the New Year. This means that it’s just about time to start making wild promises to yourself about how you’re going to be a much more efficient, organised and less befuddled person for the next 365 days. It … Continue reading

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Honesty is the best policy

This year I participated in and won NaNoWriMo 2011. In one month I bashed out 50022 words of prose that was by turns inspired and hard fought. There were triumphs, there were tragedies, there were fires and unexpected love stories … Continue reading

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Where shall we begin?

Beginnings are important. I know I’ve talked about this before but recently it’s been something that has come up repeatedly so I figured I might do a post completely related to beginnings and how to go about them. My roommate … Continue reading

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Plots and Car Parks

Currently, I am watching Alias with a friend. I’m a long term fan but she’s never watched the series before. So we decided that she needed to watch it ASAP in order to appreciate the glory of supersecret spy melodrama. … Continue reading

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Writing Without Inspiration

Writing when you don’t feel like it is one of the hardest things you can do. I was in a lecture last week where a guy stood up and told us (a class of students doing the capstone course of … Continue reading

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Instant Gratification is a Harsh Mistress

The Internet. It’s great, isn’t it? If you have a burning question or an opinion about something all you need to do is write it down and it takes but moments to share it with the whole world. Even better, … Continue reading

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