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It’s been a tough two weeks. I had a lot of freelance work going on, leaving me with only small pockets of time to devote to my novel. And though I’d love to be able to tell you those short writing sessions were super productive – the truth is I […]

What to do if you’re stuck – the writer’s guide ...


You know how books about writing always tell you to make character biographies? Full disclosure, ba-da-daaaa-duuuuuuuum: I’ve never made one. To me it feels like I get to know the people I’m writing about,  I don’t know – while I’m writing about them? In a less rational, more organic way, […]

If you like it then you shoulda put a song ...



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UPDATE: I’m busy working on a fourth installment of this series, and in the meantime I thought it would be cool to re-introduce part 1-3. Enjoy! (also, I’m on holiday. Shush.) Read PART ONE Read PART TWO Welcome to yet another installment of ‘Investing in a bucket’ – the game […]

Investing in a bucket, part three


Today, for your amusement, I’m going to dissect the first draft of a story that leapt into my mind while I was dreaming*, and see how that – coming up with and developing a story – actually works. Disclaimer: this is a very, very rough first draft, and shouldn’t be […]

The writing lab – Balls