writing advice


kryptonite
Goals are the perfectionist’s kryptonite. Yeah, I know, quite a statement. But it’s true – at least for me. Some writers thrive on goals, others choke on them. And since NaNoWriMo is all about goals, this might be a good time to assess in what category you belong. So writers, check […]

Goals: catalyst or kryptonite? (a post about NaNoWriMo)


metaldetector
In my last post I introduced the term ‘shit detector’ as coined by Ernest Hemingway. The shit detector came up in the part of the post where I talked about the quintessential writing ingredient of ‘urgency’, and how to know when you’ve hit it: So if you can’t take your […]

How to hone your shit detector


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I just spent an hour looking for a quote by John Irving, or rather, by Lily from his book The Hotel New Hampshire. I can’t find it. It’s not there. It doesn’t exist on the internet (which means it might as well NOT EXIST AT ALL) and I don’t have […]

I don’t know anything (and neither should you)



writinglife
It’s been almost seven years since I graduated from writing school. Six since I first began working as a writing coach and copywriter; four since I started my novel. And all this time, I’ve been trying to find the balance between (financial) success and sheer passion, between professional praise and […]

How to construct your writing life



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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 […]

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