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Quote: Robert Benchley

“It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.” Robert Benchley

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How to write a novel in 10 days

Several years ago, US author Dean Wesley Smith wrote a novel in 10 days — and documented the process on the web, charting his progress with regular (and often multiple)…

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Caveat Author

Things didn’t go too well for Canadian author Robert L Barclay after his manuscript was accepted by “a commercial publisher that has its offices in London, England.” Sounding more like…

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Quote: Joy Cowley

Whoever said ‘We only live once’ wasn’t a reader. Joy Cowley

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Yours truly … on a camel

Yes, that’s me. On a camel. Right beside the Pyramids. The camel’s name was California, which I reckon that was a sop to wealthy American tourists. I was only one…

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Had a bad review? Check these out!

Even the esteemed New York Times doesn’t always get it right, as these blasts from the past show … “Shall we frankly declare that, after the most deliberate consideration of…

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Quote: John Keats

“The roaring of the wind is my wife and the stars through the window pane are my children… I do not live in this world alone but in a thousand…

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Stay away from traditional book publishing

Dean Wesley Smith knows a thing or two about writing. He’s a prolific, with almost two hundred novels and hundreds of short stories under his belt. In forty years in…

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Quote: Stephen King

Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life. … If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that. Stephen…

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5 Rules to Remember

1. Money can’t by happiness, but it can make misery a lot more comfortable. 2, Forgive your enemies, but remember the bastards’ names. 3. Help someone when they’re in trouble…

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