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How to manage the expectations of a non-writer (or, why aren’t you a writer yet?)

This week I’m going to talk about one of the most damaging things for writer’s confidence. It can stop you writing in a second, and make you feel absolutely rotten about anything you have already created. The expectations of other, non-writer friends can be sky high, and are usually unrealistic. So it’s important to learn …

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Author interview with Jo Perry: When the stuff I write feels true, that’s a win

In an ongoing series of author interviews (check out the others here) I’ve invited Jo Perry to answer my usual questions. For those of you that haven’t come across this series before, I ask the same questions to different writers to let my readers compare everyone’s habits. I’m a believer that you can never define …

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How to start a novel: why your big idea is stopping you writing

Knowing how to start a novel is difficult (it’s even more difficult to finish one, but that’s a different story). You have an idea, but nowhere to start. It’s easy to listen to podcasts and join Facebook groups that make the process seem easy. But there is always that blank screen that needs to be …

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Duncan MacMaster: Writing is the most satisfying thing I’ve ever done

Today is the second of my interviews with Fahrenheit Press authors today. Duncan MacMaster steps up and answers my standard questions on productivity, routine and writing. As ever, if you’d like to be featured on the blog, send me an email or contact me here. What’s your track record – what have you written? I’ve …

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Author interview with Tony R Cox: Alternative book launches and pub lunches

Today it is the turn of Tony R Cox to answer my questions on what he writes, why he writes and how he writes! Thanks to Tony for getting the answers to me. I love getting these answers back from authors, as it really makes me think about my writing style and how different – …

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The daily writing routines of 20 famous authors

Another Write with Phil first this week, as Global English Editing got in touch to request I put this infographic on the site. It’s pretty cool, all about the daily writing routines of 20 famous writers. Although it’s easy to get caught up in comparisons with other writers, I think a little inspiration goes a long way. Plus infographics …

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Blog tour: Something Changed by Matthew Williams

Today I’m really excited to be able to feature a guest post from writer Matthew Williams, an author, blogger, speaker and coach from the North East of England. Matthew is passionate about positive change and turning life’s challenges into lessons for creating a better future. Matthew’s first book, Something Changed, is available now on Amazon. …

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Why thinking about how you write will help you write more

It’s well established that the best advice for writers is to just write. This has come up before. Write more, more often. So why don’t more people do it? Why aren’t there thousands of writers powering through book after book, filling the world with fantastic stories and novels the size of Saudi Arabia’s oil deposits? …

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Interview with Sarah Armstrong: The more I write, the more ideas I get

February’s guest writer is Sarah Armstrong, who I reached out to after meeting her (and listening to a talk of hers) at Colchester WriteNight (if you’re a writer or wannabee writer in the Colchester area, you should really check it out). As with my other interviews (check out Debbie here, Tim here and Richard here) I’ve …

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