YOU can write a book in a month!

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Write a Book in a Month

YOU can write a book in a month! Write a book in a month? It might sound impossible, but it isn’t. Every November hundreds of thousands of people do exactly that by taking part in NaNoWriMo — “(inter)National Novel Writing Month”. Their website shows in excess of 8million words written during the 2016 challenge, with entrants aiming to write 50,000 words in the course ofRead Now

Working out the block

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Working it out We’ve all suffered from writer’s block at some point. The solution can be simple and right in front of you. Like many of you I have a ‘day job’, and I imagine like many of you working doesn’t captivate my interest not occupy my mind particularly well. Now, I could see that as a negative, but I prefer to enjoy the spacesRead Now

Poetry – Dignify

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inhabit

All my devotion betrayed I am no longer afraid I was too blinded to see How much you’ve stolen from me You want to know why I feel so horrified? I’ve let my innocence die You want to know why I can’t be pacified? You made me bury something I won’t be sleeping tonight I only wanted a blessing made Now I’ve been labelled aRead Now

Poetry – Inhabit

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inhabit

When I think of the place I inhabit I’m struck by the strangeness of space So far from the places, I knew in my youth The world has a scarier face Streets where I’m no longer welcome Perhaps never welcome before A cold and indifferent world, each way I turn Sometimes I don’t want any more Searching in vain for my solace Crave silence; findRead Now

There is always time for humour

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humour time

It doesn’t matter what you’re writing about, your readers will appreciate humour… so use it. The world is full of serious sources of information, and even they manage to work humour in. Why? Because being funny sells. Delivering even the most staid of messages can be improved with a sense of fun. Humour time! Humour time in dialogue There are situations where it will flowRead Now

Writing Short

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Writing Short

Write your day in 300-words Yep, that’s the challenge. Capture your day in 300-words. Writing short. We’re not quite in Extreme Editing territory here, but if you’re planning to cover everything from that first cup of coffee through to putting on your PJs; it’s going to be a struggle. The philosophy of this writing short exercise is to capture the essence, rather than offer aRead Now