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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Don’t be sentimental about your art.

On Saturday morning as I sat down to write with my usual strong cup of coffee and went through my usual writing rituals and superstitions, I felt great. No, I felt inspired. My muse had arrived early and the writing flowed. Words appeared faster than my digits could exorcise them onto the laptop. Concepts and […]

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Lessons I’ve learnt from writing my first novel.

  In 2009, I sat down to write with the view of turning writing into an alternative career to the one I’d been stuck in for years. Sound familiar to anyone? I quickly realised that to make it as a full-time writer, I would need to produce a steady stream of novels that people would […]

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The Clash of Antlers – a very short tale.

The silence as the mist enveloped me was unnerving. Thin slivers of sunlight tried valiantly to burn through the grey gloom around me. It was a black and white day. Icy condensation formed on the back of the camera as my breath quickened. I could see the shadowy form approaching. His roar echoed out ahead of […]

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