Monthly Archives: January 2018

Imposter Syndrome – Embrace the Experience by David Gullen

Writers all over the world talk about Imposter Syndrome*, that feeling your success is undeserved and that one day the world will collectively blink, take a good long look at you and realise you are some kind of fraud. It’s … Continue reading

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Four things I learned from going to Milford by Al Robertson

Over the years, I’ve had a wonderful run of Milfords; I was lucky enough to read and critique some excellent stories, and to have my own stories deftly critiqued by a wide range of knowledgeable, thoughtful readers. I learned some … Continue reading

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Robert Louis Stevenson by Ben Jeapes

I read a biography of Robert Louis Stevenson by Claire Harman. Hmm. Interesting man, interesting life. It’s also interesting to compare the life of a writer then and now – the similarities and the differences. The similarities: you can work … Continue reading

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Reading “Winter’s King” by Nancy Jane Moore

An earlier version of this post appeared on the Book View Cafe blog The Library of America, a nonprofit that champions what it considers to be great U.S. literature, has published a two-volume edition of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Hainish … Continue reading

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Introducing Scrivener for Novel Writers by Jacey Bedford

I love Scrivener with a deep love. Karen Traviss recommended it when I got my first three book deal back in 2013, and I thought I’d give it a try – after all there was a thirty day free trial … Continue reading

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