Writers at work: Graham Linehan

If somebody asked you for tips on becoming a better writer, what’s the one thing you’d tell them? Show don’t tell. People pay lip service to this concept but as…

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Quote: Philip Larkin

A story has a beginning, a muddle and an end. Philip Larkin .

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Lost postives

You can be implacable, disgusted, inert, nonchalant and gormless, so why can’t you be placable, gusted, ert, chalant and gorm? John Rentoul at The Independent has a list of the…

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Quote: Samuel Johnson

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. Samuel Johnson .

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NaNoWriMo – The final assessment

I’ve just spent the last two days reading through the 80,000 word novel I wrote in six-and-half weeks last year. Inspired by NaNoWriMo, I started with a blank screen and…

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Quote: Julian Barnes

It’s easy, after all, not to be a writer. Most people aren’t writers, and very little harm comes to them.  Julian Barnes .

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Writer’s block

Source: Doug Savage’s, Savage Chickens.

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Quotes: William Faulkner

If a writer has to rob his mother he will not hesitate – the ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ is worth any number of old ladies. William Faulkner .

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Quotes: Thomas Mann

A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Thomas Mann .

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Rejection letters

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