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Grasping the nettle

I’ve been thinking about opportunity. Like probably every other human activity, getting ahead in the writing game is about two things – putting in the work whenever you can and seizing opportunities whenever they arise. (The Rio Olympic Games are … Continue reading

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Broken routines

The way I figure it, a writer should always be learning. Not just about what cyanide concentration will kill an adult male of average height and weights, or how nuclear cooling rods are supposed to work, or the economic fallout … Continue reading

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Blood from a Stone

Writers are sometime divided between pantsers and plotters (or gardeners and architects, if you prefer). That is, writers who make it up as they go along versus one who pre-plan a story’s structure, characters and scenes. I’m usually somewhere near … Continue reading

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What’s my voice again?

Here’s a new one on me – at an editor’s request, I’m rewriting the ending of a story. The details aren’t that important: they felt that the story jumped off the rails at one point, and gave me a conditional … Continue reading

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