Category: Writing Tips

Blog posts about writing and how to have more fun doing it faster. (If you like my way of thinking, try Storyteller Tools: Outline from vision to finished novel without losing the magic.)

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A few facts about fiction to help you overcome writerly angst

Oh the angst! Oh the woe of the empty screen! Oh the self hate! Oh the bullshit! Angst–self-doubt/-hate/-loathing–may be a product of your personality type, but it’s not a prerequisite for being a writer. Unless you actually write about it,

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4 ways to get around “resistance” (this is not the writing advice you were looking for…)

I’ve finally read Steve Pressfield’s The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. It’s all about beating the dreaded “resistance”, watching yourself like a hawk, spurning displacement activities, and getting your writing done. The book

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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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