Category Archives: Writing


When you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you … Continue reading

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Out of this world…

The other day, during a bout of procrastination, I found myself thinking about astronauts, space travel, rockets and aliens. To my surprise I discovered a few novel-writing similarities. Here is my list: via Why Writing a Novel is Like Space Exploration … Continue reading

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Well done David!

Just to let people who may be interested know, I have my first novel on Amazon, printed and Kindle versions. Having waited in vain for agents to even acknowledge my e-mails, I have decided to self-publish because I would like … Continue reading

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Hemingway – advice for a writer

While reading Hemingway, again, I stumbled upon the following quote and couldn’t resist sharing it. Though Hemingway was addressing writing and writers I believe it applies to all creative endeavours.    “In going where you have to go, and doing what … Continue reading

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Professional Blogging vs. Personal Connections – finding time to write

  Two recent blog posts which talked very candidly about blogging got me thinking about the ‘cookie-cutter’ blogging advice out there. These posts are by people who put their writing first, above ‘content creation’. Most of the blogging advice seems … Continue reading

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“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” – E.L. Doctorow “I get intrigued by a first line and I write … Continue reading

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“Ideas may drift into other minds, but they do not drift my way. I have to go and fetch them. I know no work manual or mental to equal the appalling heart-breaking anguish of fetching an idea from nowhere.” – … Continue reading

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At what age is privacy a right? a voice silenced

Write, write, write. It can save your life. You don’t need lessons, just pour out your thoughts and your pain. But only when it is safe to do so.  * “What man art thou that, thus bescreened in night, so … Continue reading

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Nous sommes tous Charlie

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”   –  George Washington “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free … Continue reading

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Mots errant / Wandering words

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”   – Henry David Thoreau   “Not all those who wander are lost.”   – J.R.R. Tolkien   “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”   … Continue reading

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