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Novel update 3: what to do when you feel blue about your writing

Well, it’s done. A fortnight to spare and I’ve finished. What an anticlimax. I suppose I knew it would feel like this, that there would be a lull. I’ve been working so hard, and now what do I do? I feel a bit deflated and lost. I was meant to go for a celebration cocktail […]

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Novel update 2: falling in love with writing

It happened as I woke up one morning in early December a few years ago. I stretched across the bed, and as I opened my eyes I knew something was different. It was subtle, not something I could explain or locate, but it changed everything. ‘Is this it?’ I asked myself. Not ‘Is this it?’ […]

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Novel update 1: I’ve started!

Well. It’s finally started.   Every large piece of writing I’ve ever finished has been terrible. I mean both in terms of quality and writing experience. I love writing but have somehow turned long fiction into a massive drama and go through week after week of agonising struggle to get through it.   Actually I […]

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My Challenge: A Novel In 3 Months

I’ve quit my day-job and moved to Bali for 3 months. Cool, huh? It’s not a holiday though. I’m finally taking my writing dreams seriously. I want to come back having written a novel. This time is the best gift I could ever give myself, and I’m terrified and exhilarated in equal measure.   I […]

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