Tag Archives: writing advice

Top Ten Tips for Curing Writer’s Block 2020 Redux

Art by Kathleen Jennings

We’ve all been there, had those moments when even cleaning the toilet seems better than writing. Some days the words are not interested in you at all and you reciprocate in kind. However, you’ve got to finish this piece
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How Long Does Stuff Take?

Art by Kathleen Jennings

And by “stuff” I mean a career as a writer.

To start off, remember this: it’s unlikely that the first thing you write – be it short story or novel or article – will be the first thing you publish.
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What to Do When You Don’t Have a Book Coming Out

Or

What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting

Being a writer may well mean writing all the time (in which case, you’re fortunate), or writing in as much of the day or night as you can steal from
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On the Importance of Being Edited

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Approximately 142 years ago, I wrote this as a guest post over at the web-place of Mr Mark Barnes. It appears here now as it’s wandered home, somewhat drunk, and can’t really remember where it
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Repost: Your Writing is Not You – or How to Interpret/Deal with Writerly Rejections

I’ve written before about rejections and how to handle the dent they make in your self-esteem, and I think it’s advice that bears revisiting from time to time. One thing any writer needs to develop (apart from mad writing skills and the ability to
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Finding an Agent: the Ugly Truth

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Finding an Agent: the Ugly Truth[1]

by Angela Slatter

Literary agents manage, in theory, all the business of a writer’s work. This includes the submission, sale, contracting, publication, translation, production and reproduction. They act as a conduit between authors
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How To Be A Writer

Art by Kathleen Jennings as always

So I was supposed to be answering interview questions, but for some reason I wrote this. Everyone’s experience and advice will be different, but this is mine.[1].

 

A writer writes (Thanks, Throw Momma
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Over at Write Through the Roof …

Madeleine D’Este asked me some questions over at Write Through the Roof, and I tried to provide answers that did not suck.

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Despatches from KSP – Day 14: How to Commit Critique

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Despatches from KSP – Day 14: How to Commit Critique

Well, this will be my last Despatch from KSP! Tomorrow I head home to Brisneyland and my normal life. I’m looking forward to
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Meanwhile, over at Kaaron Warren’s place …

st-dymphna4… I take part in her “Refreshing the Wells” series.

Angela Slatter is an astonishingly good writer. Her story in In Your Face is one of my faves of the year so far, and that’s only one of
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