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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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Things to do to avoid writing #2

Shop and cook for elaborate meals to cook for your family/friends/cats. I’m a great fan of Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals. OF COURSE they don’t take 30 minutes- I’m no chef – they take at least an hour, unless you’ve practised, but they are worth the extra time. The results are FAB. (No good for […]

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Things to do when you have writers block…

This may well be the first in a loooonnnnng series… Next time you’re pacing the floor wondering how you ever thought you could write, feeling too terrified to type a word because you know it will never be good enough, why not start work on that little writer’s sanctuary you’ve always dreamed of at the […]

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