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UPDATE My short story ‘Hotel Catatonia’ was Highly Commended and a runner-up in the 2017 Victoria Literary Festival writing competition (Canada). It was published in the competition anthology which you can buy

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The essential element of powerful fiction is not a twisty plot, pace, tension, effective writing… you can do all those things and still not engage the reader. The absolute key

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Weaving Text

In a recent post we looked at how the creative process has many stages, and how writing is no exception, and how each stage requires different skills and tools. And

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The Gift of 20 Minutes a Day

Can we reframe this business of writing for 20 mins a day/500 words as a gift that you give to yourself? A gift to that part of you that never

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