Reading Others to Hone your Writing

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If you’ve never read a book, or haven’t read one for quite some time, and you’re psyched up to write . . . there’s a good chance you’ll write something that is far… Continue reading

Writing Groups – Nomad Style

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Many would say that writing is a solitary pursuit. That it involves long hours of deep and obsessive thought followed by longer hours furiously thrashing the keyboard into submitting a masterpiece of wit… Continue reading

Inspiration: Which authors do it for you?

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I’ve always been a reader.  In fact, I can’t remember ever not reading. As a child I loved anything with ponies in – Silver Snaffles by Primrose Cumming was a particular favourite –… Continue reading

Taking the First Step

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Need to write a scene filled with heart-clenching fear? Want to feel that shivery sweat and shaking breath? No problem! Here’s what you do- think about taking the first step. And what is… Continue reading

Self Publishing: The How – And The WHY!

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A confession is my first order of business; my title is paraphrased from that of a very popular How-to Guide on self publishing that started out as a blog – quickly grew to over… Continue reading

Moving on from a Dead Novel

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Some things are simple to do whilst others will kick your guts before they’re even considered possible. Leaving behind a novel that you have poured courage and wisdom into can be just one… Continue reading

Preparing a Manuscript – Where my novel is now – Mighty Jock

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The book so far….. Well, I have finally finished the first draft of my current novel, working title – Bullied. It feels good, or rather felt good, as I pressed the final button… Continue reading

Letting go…

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I loved my novel so much that I spent and invested a lot into it… But, now I have made a decision that changes all I did… http://www.imranwrites.com/2011/12/16/letting-go/

A cover letter! Eep!

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Normally I would keep this to myself. I’d let my computer eat it, and it would sit in its belly. It would be regurgitated now and then, to be examined and tweaked, but ultimately… Continue reading

Authority

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Everybody wants to be in control. Not evil-moustache-stroking-control-the-world, but over themselves; their time, happiness, success, thoughts, bodies, everything. Instead of taking control and wielding it, it’s relinquished. It’s given away. Time is surrendered with a martyr’s… Continue reading