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Tuesday

I am 10 days in on Project 365 for poetry, prose and non-fiction and I am enjoying it. I couldn’t even explain quite how it happens, but an aesthetic sort arrives as something is both conceived and put into action. I have this whole shared universe that I have built, but given the way that… Read More Tuesday

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Wednesday

Today bit the dust thanks to a stomach bug. I got to work and started trying to plough through what I needed to plough through, but it was becoming pretty obvious that the initial pale sickly feeling that slipped over me in the car was not going to lift to a point where I wasn’t… Read More Wednesday

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Monday

A rare Monday off. Hardly need to explain that this has not been daily. I definitely went through something in the last year where sitting down to write about my writing was harder, because I barely had enough time and energy to write. It was a busy year in many ways, but it was also… Read More Monday

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Saturday

Allergies are a bitch. Florida has a lot of things to be allergic to. I lost most of the day because something is making my ears react like I have an inner ear infection. That means that my stomach acts like I have an inner ear infection. Can’t sit up to move, and can’t eat… Read More Saturday

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Sunday

When you are living life, time seems by the by. I don’t look at my watch and I find myself shuttled through the day by doing what I need to do. How different is that to a good book. The physical universe often only seems a slog because you focus on the friction of the… Read More Sunday

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Thursday

Do I know Elon Musk? No. Do I know Johnny Depp? No. What about these stories around them are supposed to inspire interest? Their effect and proximity to you. With Musk and Twitter maybe that is an easier pitch, because you may have used the social media platform he just bought, so you have skin… Read More Thursday

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Tuesday

I have been watching Living The Line on YouTube and hearing about different comic book writers approaches to storytelling. Not one of them seems to use the same system. They each have elements of their process that chime with the other creative processes. I never really want to adopt another’s methods, but sometimes I’ll snag… Read More Tuesday

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Sunday

I am kind of in a surreal space at the moment. I started two projects — one called Toffee Amorous, which is going to be an off-kilter love story spinning off a pun on toffee hammers. The second is called We Set Fire To The Sandwich, and I have no idea what it is meant to… Read More Sunday

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Friday

Everything is a story. A poem, a piece of fiction, a piece of non-fiction. I’m not just saying that because I’m a writer. Everyone mythologises the things that happen to them. Whenever you say do you remember that time you …? is you sharing a story. People feed into their diaries; they write letters; they assemble… Read More Friday

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Thursday

You have to create convincing dead ends for your character to go down. Stumbling into the forward motion of a story can sometimes be more lifelike and convincing than something that moves along with no friction. People make plans but life happens and some stories forget that. If a plan went accordingly each time then… Read More Thursday