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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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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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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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