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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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Why you need a writing routine: and how to create one

If you want to be productive when you are writing, a writing routine is absolutely essential.  I believe they are one of the most overlooked parts of writing. Why am I so obsessed with routine?  There’s a number of reasons why, if you want to be as productive as possible, you should create as strict a routine …

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Start writing after time away from the keyboard

Are you struggling to start writing after a long time away from the keyboard (or notebook)? Can you figure out why? It isn’t writer’s block. There are 3 things that you do to motivate yourself. 3 things that lead to real, tangible outcomes. Here’s what you do. Give yourself a target. Make yourself accountable. Reward your successes. …

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