Category Archives: Writing

Crushes and Squishes

I’ve recently been reading a book about asexuality and through it I’ve been introduced to a fairly interesting concept – the “squish.” And what is it? Well, I think it’s best to explain by comparing it against another concept that … Continue reading

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Is Writing Too Conventional?

I studied Creative Writing at university for three years. During that time, I was taught all of the conventions of “good” writing. Since I have been made aware of them, it has become easier for me to identify famous authors … Continue reading

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Creative Curse of the Call Centre

Throughout the week, I’ll get several ideas for blog posts I’d like to write. My current job is very menial and repetitive, so I often find my mind wandering to subjects that interest me more. Something in particular that I … Continue reading

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Ideas in the Pipeline

I have quite a few ideas for future blogging projects. Some of these are ideas I’ve had for years now and others are newer ideas. It’s easy to continue updating this blog, since it’s already all set up, but starting … Continue reading

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Full Time Part Time

Regular readers may well have noticed that I have missed a few updates over the last few months. This is unfortunate, as I’ve been writing posts for this blog since 2011 and there has never been a time when I’ve … Continue reading

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My Second NaNoWriMo Attempt

In 2010, I discovered NaNoWriMo, which is where writers try to write 50,000 words of creative fiction in a month. I took part in it and successfully completed a 52,000 word story. This year, 2017, I decided to do it … Continue reading

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Feeding Creativity with Emotional Energy

I remember when I wrote as a teenager, it was usually something I did when I was feeling sad. The negative energy fed into my creativity and provided me with a nice escape from whatever it was that made me … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Attempt 2

Back in 2010, I took part in NaNoWriMo and completed it successfully (I’ve mentioned this before.) I wrote a story about a man who fell in love with a woman and how he kept meeting her as he reincarnated through … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Curse

I am currently in the process of looking for a new contracted job. I’ve been freelancing for almost a year now, but my work is starting to dry up. As much as I appreciate freedom, I also require money in … Continue reading

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Writing While Being Watched

Something I find particularly difficult, is writing while being watched. I’m not quite sure why this is, but it’s really difficult for me to articulate my thoughts when I know somebody is looking at me. I wonder if this is … Continue reading

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