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Twice Upon a Time in Oxford

Recently, I went to two writing-reading-story-wonderfulness events in Oxford. The first was a talk held at Blackwell’s, the only shop I’ve ever been in that feels less ‘shop’ and more ‘home’. The talk was called How To Write YA Fiction, … Continue reading

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Follow the Stars

As anyone who’s read…well, pretty much any of my previous blogs on writing…will know, I’ve been struggling a lot lately with focus, motivation, all the things you need in order to get your bum in the seat and your hands … Continue reading

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Fifteen Minutes

Since I’ve been freelancing (over a year now, yikes), I’ve noticed what I shall call the Freelancer’s Scale of Jobs to Concentration. The more jobs you have – both individual tasks and actual paid employment – the more guilty you feel … Continue reading

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Writers’ Guides to Dating

As I was walking past a charity shop on my way to the gym the other day (*virtuous face* *probably smeared with chocolate*), I noticed this book in the window display: I remember hearing a little bit about this book … Continue reading

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Freewriting: The Tower

I mentioned a little while ago that I’d started freewriting to try to beat my writer’s block. Today, instead of describing what was around me or making up stories for the people I could see, I decided to use my Story … Continue reading

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My SATs Results

I know it’s old news by now, but I wanted to talk a little about how the recent SATs questions are – there’s no other word for it – terrible. Wait, there are plenty of other words. Unnecessary. Demoralising. Not … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Writing Sigyn, Post Six – The Right Shape

I haven’t blogged much lately, partly because I’ve been buried up to my neck in tutoring, but also, partly, for the best reason – because my WIP, my weird Norse-gods-as-teenagers story is finally, FINALLY, starting to go well. My previous posts might … Continue reading

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