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How to deal with the problems of writing a novel – H.G. Wells QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it. H.G. Wells

December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Poets can wait for inspiration, novelists can’t – Neil Gaiman QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

If you only write when you’re inspired you may be a fairly decent poet, but you’ll never be a novelist because you’re going to have to make your word count … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

When you and your main character are the same person…Celia Brayfield. Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

There is is a kind of character burn-out which is more than just a temporary failure of invention. This happens when you project yourself too far into a character – … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Win a copy of my creative writing guide in time for Christmas

 Hurray! I’ve made it past the 200 ‘likes’ milestone on my creative writing facebook page. As promised I’m going to give away a paperback copy of BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 14 Comments

What are you doing today? Isabel Allende does the same thing on this day every year

“I start all my books on January eighth. Can you imagine January seventh? It’s hell. Every year on January seventh, I prepare my physical space. I clean up everything from … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment