Inspiration

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How writers can stop themselves giving up (and why I nearly did)

I have had a really hectic few months. I’m not complaining, because most of the things that are happening are really positive. However, it has meant that Write with Phil has become a bit of a secondary consideration. I’ve still managed to get blog posts out (and I’m still really proud of them – the …

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Mark Ramsden: Try anything that unblocks the unconscious

Yet another author interview! Thanks to Mark Ramsden for the honest, frank and very interesting answers to my usual raft of questions. It never fails to surprise me how differently people interpret these questions, and every time I step away a little more inspired.  Read the rest of the interviews here, and, if you want …

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Linden Chase: It’s the will to write that makes a writer

It’s time for an interview with writer Linden Chase, who publishes with the Fahrenheit team. Thanks to Linden for answering my questions. If you would like to feature in this section, please send me an email here. What’s your track record – what have you written? I write under a number of different names. The …

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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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