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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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