Thanks to Vanessa for last week’s blog. I think we’re all guilty of procrastination to a greater or lesser degree. The run-up to Christmas is probably one of the worst times for writers. We’re all feeling tired and frazzled after fighting the crowds in shops, battling the elements and trying to keep everyone around us happy. It’s so easy to slump in front of the TV or computer screen… and do nothing. Read the rest of this entry »
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I’m sorry everyone, but we had a hitch last week and, as you’ve probably realised, Vanessa’s blog didn’t appear as promised. So here it is, with apologies to Vanessa. I’d just like to wish everyone a very happy and, above all, peaceful Christmas. Put those mince pies to one side, refuse that extra glass of wine and get on with your writing. On second thoughts, perhaps not! Save that for your New Year resolutions.
It’s the time of year when the writing world grinds to a halt. January editions have been put to bed, there’s a lull in writing competitions and Christmas lunches are in full swing. What better time to look back on 2011 and plan your writing goals for 2012? Read the rest of this entry »
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Thanks to Lorraine for her advice last week about following the rules. Timely, too, if you still intend to enter the Writers Bureau Poetry Competition. It closes on 31st December, so after all the hurly burly of Christmas shopping , cooking the turkey and being nice to the relatives, you’ve still got time to sit down and pen your masterpiece. And the prize money could go some way towards lifting the post-Christmas gloom. Read the rest of this entry »
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I wear many hats in the writing industry, but first and foremost I’m a writer. This means I know what it feels like to invest time, effort and emotion in a piece of writing. I know what it feels like to send my work off to be accepted or rejected according to the whims of some faceless (and, quite often, nameless) person. Read the rest of this entry »
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