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How do I manage my writing time?

Writers must multi-task. Professionally, it’s a must — we’re editing one manuscript while drafting another, all the while keeping up with blogging and admin. Artistically, it’s also a must. Too long just editing and we grow stale and twitchy. Too long

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Some responses to a reddit thread on Swords Versus Tanks

This is a response to this thread.  It turned out to be rather long, so I thought I would crosspost it here! If you are commenting in the next day or so, please do so on at Reddit if possible.  

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Algorithm which can predict with 84 per cent accuracy whether a book will be a commercial success

In other news, a study of battles shows that most winning sides used swords.  My mate Harry Connolly posted a link to “an article on an algorithm which can predict with 84 per cent accuracy whether a book will be a commercial success”

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6 ways to prepare for being a writer (this is not the writing advice you were looking for…)

I’ve just got back from World Fantasy Con 2013, which at times felt like that sequence from Moulin Rouge where everybody is stoned on absinthe; not because of the vast amount of alcohol consumed so much as because of the

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Project C Day 2 & 3 – Process vs Writing Life!

Did I mention our cellar flooded? A tonne of water sloshing around a century of dust – a Lovecraftian blend of ancient skin cells, dead mice and coal ash. I’ve got two blowers forcing air into the space beneath the

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Posted in Business of Writing, Outlining, Project C, Writing, Writing Fiction Faster, Writing Life