Things that could pass for writing advice


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Okay, don’t worry. It’s not actually as bad as the title suggests. Or maybe it is. Hm. Not very consistent, am I? My current crisis has nothing to do with my writing, but everything with my health. I’m experiencing a major illness relapse, likely an after-effect of our trip to […]

How to write when you’re down and out


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I wanted to write a new post today but I’m bogged down by a migraine. This oldie-but-goodie about the way a writer learns her/his craft is my get out of jail free card. Enjoy! It’s funny, the way I learn. By now I’ve been a writing coach for over six […]

Curves and character (no, that’s not a description of myself)


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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



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This post was supposed to start like this: It’s Sunday today, the day for quiet and contemplation. That’s why I wanted to take the time out to write a serious (!) post about life, the universe and everything. And more specifically, about the question: ‘Am I allowed to relax?’ A […]

Am I allowed to relax?


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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