Monthly Archives: January 2017

Vaguely Right or Precisely Wrong

I have been thinking a lot about plot this week. The problem is one of inexperience. There seems to be two schools of thought. On the one hand the plot is mapped, planned, sub-divided into chapters and each chapter sub-divided … Continue reading

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Feedback

At some point you have to get feedback. No man or book is an island. It may on occasion  be a peninsula with very few visitors and no gift shop. However whilst it is often said you should create art for your … Continue reading

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First Contact

We are all sitting in the reception area of West Suffolk Regional College not making eye contact. Are all writers introverts? Discuss in no more than 250 words and 3 paragraphs. You have 20 minutes to complete the exercise. Welcome … Continue reading

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How Many Books Does it Take to Write a Book

Write what you know they say. Well as I wasn’t around 200 years ago there has to be an alternative way. So over the last few months I have been gathering my own rather arcane library of background material and … Continue reading

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How To Write Your First Novel without ever starting it.

As Peter Cook once observed. “Everybody has a book inside them. Luckily that’s where most of them stay”. The thought that as a avid reader of novels you are qualified or even able to write one is either based on … Continue reading

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