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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

Getting the Opening Write

Originally posted on The Proof Angel:
We assess people in the first few moments after meeting them. The same is true of writing. Whether it is a novel, an email…

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The worst opening sentence to a novel

Since 1982 the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest challenging entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst possible novel. The … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 4 Comments