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How to Hit Your Writing Targets (And Have Fun Doing It)

August 18th, 2012 No comments

At the start of this month I set myself a goal – to edit a chapter each day for my main project of the moment. And truthfully, I was doing quite well. Until real life got in the way. So far be it from me to write a cold hard list of do’s and don’ts, but the following is a warm soft, list of thoughts and feelings I encountered during this period of productivity. Read more…

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Isn’t It Great? It’s My Birthday Gift To Me!

May 2nd, 2012 1 comment

I’ve just celebrated a birthday! Congratulations to me for living another year, I guess. But it kinda got me thinking about where I was last year and where I am now. Read more…

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Review Often. Or, How I Don’t Follow my Own Advice

January 14th, 2012 2 comments

So, how did your year go? No, I’m not interested in who you snogged at the new year’s eve party! I’m talking about writing. Focus! Read more…

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Who’s ensuring you hit your goals?

April 2nd, 2011 No comments

Setting yourself a goal and a deadline is all very well. But with the best intentions the best of us often fall short. So once you’ve set your goal, what are good ways of making sure you stick to it? Read more…

Why Dieting is Like Writing

February 26th, 2011 No comments

Perhaps that’s not an accurate headline. What I wanted to say was, “why reaching and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is like becoming a writer”, but that just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it. Questionable headline aside, let’s start with a brief discussion about dieting. Read more…

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5 great posts on finding time to write

March 27th, 2010 No comments

Time. A lack of time seems to be the bane of everyone’s lives. For those struggling to write, it’s one of the first and most vital problems to solve. Unless you give up the day job, carve out plenty of alone time away from your partner, freinds and kids, and maintain a healthy level of discipline, it’s a problem that’s not likely to ever get completely solved (even if you do manage all of those things, you still have to fit in time to promote yourself and your books). Read more…

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Getting an Agent

October 31st, 2009 Comments off

‘How did we ever get this far? I don’t know.’

The Godfather Many people have asked me how I came about to get this far with the writing. I love when people ask me that as if I’m polishing my Pulitzer Prize

for Literature already. The fact is, I know that this is going to be a long arduous journey. I know that I won’t be published with the next month or even six months. Hell, it could be a year before I see any results Read more…

What’s the plan for your story?

October 10th, 2009 No comments

I’ve written before about how it’s important to have a plan for your writing. Since then my overrall plan has gone by the wayside, so I may have to review my policy on that. But today I want to talk about plans for each thing you write.
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Reviewing your progress

March 2nd, 2009 No comments

One thing that goes hand in hand with planning your goals and how you will spend your time is reviewing. How do you know if you’re still on track if you don’t review where you’re at? Read more…

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The Plan

February 5th, 2009 No comments

Okay, so if you want to make something happen, you’ve got to have a plan. Right?

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