Category Archives: Writing

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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Meeting Morris

Over the years, I’ve created lots of fictional characters who I then like to write lots of stories about. One example of these is a man named Morris. Morris is a middle-aged man with simple (but specific) pleasures. He’s a … Continue reading

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Competition Driven Writing

I was recently talking to a friend of mine who told me that they felt that they needed healthy competition to motivate their creative writing. I don’t need competition (nor have I ever) so it was an interesting new perspective … Continue reading

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Heat Imposed Creative Block

It’s weird how much an increase in temperature can effect us. I don’t tend to feel like the heat has that much of an impact on me, but I can certainly tell that it makes me lazier. Not only does … Continue reading

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Renewed Creative Energy

Over the last few days, I’ve found that I have had quite a renewed level of creative energy. This is excellent because it means that I have been able to advance my fiction writing projects, which I’ve honestly been making … Continue reading

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