Musings: Writing in the Negative Space

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I’m baaaa-aaaaack! G’day! I was having a discussion with a friend of mine, recently. This friend is insanely talented (he writes and draws), and we were talking over a collaborative idea I’d had for both of us to work on (said collaborative idea involving a graphic novel/comic style book). This led us into a discussion of the […]

Inferiority Complex

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We’re writers. We’re meant to be at least slightly neurotic. But there’s that day, every so often, when we’ll be reading a good book. I mean a really good book: solid to fantastic plot, fascinating characters we fall in love with and weep for, and the absolute perfect pacing; all wrapped in a superbly crafted structure. You take a […]

When Beta Reading Makes Your Writing *cough* Beta *cough*

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I don’t do a whole lot of beta reading. Don’t get me wrong, I love to read. Also, when I read nowadays, it’s not without my back-brain saying things like ‘oooh, I like how they did that!’ and ‘yer, bet I could do it better’. But beta reading is different. If you enjoy it, that’s a […]

In Appreciation of Jon Bokenkamp

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As you may or may not remember, I have written about different approaches to writing: ie, pantsing, planning, outlining, etc. No two people are exactly the same, and there is no ‘one size fits all’. (There isn’t with clothes, either, but try and convince the clothing industry of that.) So, what does that have to do […]

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things (Or, Post-Publishing Blues)

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So I’ve finished my first, (self)published ebook (gratuitous Kindle link and gratuitous Kobo link to same). There was a big sort of scuffle toward the deadline, when I seemed to be writing during every lunch break at work, then rushing home to write feverishly every evening until bedtime. After the writing there was the editing, […]

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