Category Archives: reading

Imprecise Words and Their Allies by David Gullen

I have fulminated about this at least once before. I’ve been doing a fair amount of critical reading recently and while my opinions on many things have changed over the years the ways some words are used still bug me … Continue reading

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Are You a Plotter, a Pantser — or a Puzzler? By Ruth Nestvold

Most writers have heard the question before: “Are you a plotter, or are you a pantser?” In other words, do you do a lot of outlining and planning before you start writing (plotters), or do you dive into a project … Continue reading

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Book Release Blog Tours by Mark Iles

I’ve been involved in blog tours for a number of years and found that in many cases there’s a confusion between this and the press release. The simple differences are that in a blog tour each posting needs to be … Continue reading

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Ideas and where to find them – by Jaine Fenn

Earlier this week I was asked a question which may evoke a wry smile amongst fellow writers: ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ I will be honest: my usual response to this old chestnut of a question tends towards glibness. … Continue reading

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Albedo One by Bob Neilson

I have said before that there are no friendly divorces, but I am currently observing one with no rancour (and very little expense). Unfortunately this is not mine. Mine is painful, expensive and hate-filled. It may sound like an exaggeration, … Continue reading

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Let no one else’s work evade your eyes by Ben Jeapes

There are writers, would-be writers and wannabe writers. (There are also don’t-wannabe writers, which is fine and a perfectly valid lifestyle choice and they play no further part in this post.) Even though neither party has actually been published yet, … Continue reading

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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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