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Busy – But Busy at What?

If you were throwing away loads of something that is very important to you.

Would you not want to do something about it?

Of course you would.

In this post I am hoping to illuminate a little dark corner that seems programmed into all of us. A corner where we waste something very precious to us, without [...]

Life On The Right Hand Side Of The Menu

In my earlier post where I discussed the focus required by successful writers to make time in their lives to actually sit down and write “Sorry but I am too busy writing”.
I made a reference at the end that there is a negative flip side to the quality of your writing when you bury [...]

Why is it wrong to sell your work?

“It feels wrong to say that I’m trying to sell something.”

These are the words of Bart Schaneman, commenting on Jennie Nash’s article “Five Reasons Why Good Writers Fail” posted on TopicTurtle.

I had read and enjoyed the article and was then browsing the comments when I came across Bart’s words. I fully empathised with Bart’s sentiments [...]

Today something different happened.

Today something different happened. It was a nice sunny day and my wife and I wandered into town for some impromptu shopping, nothing different there. It was whilst I was sitting on a bench and waiting for my wife to join me when it happened.

A lady came up to me, holding her hand out in [...]

13 plot points to check when reviewing your writing

In a continuous personal endeavour to improve, I am currently taking part in Probloggers 31 Day challenge. The task for Day two is to produce a list-post and the rest of this blog is my “homework”. A complete self critiquing checklist would be far longer but I have trimmed this one down (drastically). I hope [...]

Sorry but I am too busy writing.

Recently I received an e-mail from a local published author who had made a guest appearance at our writing group, naturally after her first visit we hoped that she would continue coming.

As you would expect from a words-smith the letter was well written and explained that with the publishing of her current book, getting [...]