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Let writing be your passion

​Writing should never be an obligation. Let it be your passion. If you are passionate about your stories, you can live with them as the months roll by and the seasons turn from autumn into spring and through summer to autumn again. Sometimes it takes years to write a story. Be a long-distance runner. BeContinue reading “Let writing be your passion”

Gal’s Friday Writing

Every Friday morning Gal runs a communal writing session and at the start, she sends all the writers a prompt. This week’s prompt came from the newsletter Lithub and is about Brenda Ueland’s book ‘If you Want to Write,’ published in 1938. ‘What I like is how Brenda encouraged her students to write badly asContinue reading “Gal’s Friday Writing”

Know Yourself

Use your obsessions, infatuations, and confusions in your writing. What interests you? ​Write a list of all the things you believe and those things you don’t. Once you know this, you will know where to look to find your stories.

Write From The End

​Sometimes it is just easier to start at the end than at the beginning. Imagine where the hero is at the end and ask, ‘How did she get here?’ Then make a list of all the big moments in the story. Ask ‘What happened just before this?’ and then again, ‘Before this?’ and so onContinue reading “Write From The End”

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