Monthly Archives: April 2011

The hermit-like life of the writer

When I was in primary school, we studied the fascinating story of Simeon Stylites. It was one in of those weird comprehension books we did at my small rural primary, that possibly every other school had left behind in the … Continue reading

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Habits of the lesser-spotted writer

This week is my first as a proper writer. I spent the last two at my laptop, hammering out edits and gripped with fear it will all be rubbish. Now that’s done – for now – I have time. The … Continue reading

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The algebra of edits

A few weeks ago I got the list of edits for my book. A big page of things I need to change, ridiculous repetitions (I’ve mentioned Nancy Drew, like, five times), and plain stupid mistakes  (like saying something happened six … Continue reading

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What I learned on my (alco)holidays

The weekend before last, I went to the York Festival of Writing – http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/festivals/index.shtml (EDIT – just noticed they have mentioned me on there, thanks guys!) I had booked it sometime last year before I had an agent and before … Continue reading

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