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Creating Your Perfect Writing Environment

November 23rd, 2018

  1. Whether you are lucky enough to have a dedicated office space, you work in the spare bedroom or have to work at the dining room/kitchen table – keep it tidy.  If your ‘writing space’ is free from clutter there’s a better chance that your mind will be, too!
  2. Make sure you have the necessary equipment.  A good broadband connection isn’t a luxury.  But we haven’t yet achieved the ‘paperless office’ so a printer and a filing cabinet – or some form of storage – is more or less essential.  And don’t forget supplies of stationery and any necessary reference books.  You might be able to ‘google’ any information you need but most writers still build up a library of their favourite reference books.
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What’s YOUR Motivation?

May 18th, 2018

First, thanks to Vicki for last week’s post. I think she’s right when she says that nearly everyone who has had a burning desire to write probably remembers the motivation that first prompted them to pursue their dream.

But for some people, it’s maintaining that motivation when things don’t seem to be going right that’s a problem. Your cherished novel has been rejected…and rejected…and rejected. That fascinating article about your trip to the saffron fields of Morocco just doesn’t seem to be catching the eye of a travel editor. Your carefully crafted short story hasn’t been short-listed in yet another competition.  At some point, any writer can start to feel that perhaps they just haven’t got what it takes. Read the rest of this entry »




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