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Love What You Do

Last month I was offered a writing job. This was wonderful. For years I’ve been begging for scraps, now editors come to me. In fact they’re coming to me so much at the moment, I had to turn the job down. But what if it was the ONE? The job that would bring me fame, […]

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The Zen of Writing

Today’s Displacement Activity took me to The Zen of Python (Python is, apparently, a computer scripting language). It occured to me that many of the rules apply to writing. So I’m sharing them. Absorb. Beautiful is better than ugly. Explicit is better than implicit. Simple is better than complex. Complex is better than complicated. Sparse […]

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Why Writing is Like Pearl Fishing

Yesterday I delivered a manuscript a day early. I could have delivered it a week early but I didn’t, which set me wondering. Why didn’t I just buckle down and get the work done in the three days it could have taken and wowed my editor? She’s a new editor, so wowing her at this […]

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Snoopy’s Guide to Writing

“The blizzard doesn’t last forever; it just seems so.” I’ve just read a Brainpickings post. It has some useful links to useful books by useful writers on writing. Most encouragingly, it has a delightful quote from Ray Bradbury. “The amazing Blackstone came to town when I was seven, and I saw how he came alive […]

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