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The writing life 2
Part Two Last week I had an email Q&A with Michelle Edwards whose debut novel Go Away Birds is being published by Modjaji next month.…
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The writing life 1
Michelle Edwards joined The Writers’ Masterclass in 2017 and wrote the first draft of a work of fiction during that year. That draft became her…
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Food for thought 1
Food for thought: It struck me recently while going through proofs of my next novel – The Rabbit Hole – that there was a lot…
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Writing sex
Writing sex scenes: some writers have no trouble at all; others squirm with embarrassment and avoid the subject altogether. “I can’t do them,” one writer…
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I see you 2
Part 2 Last week I mentioned how useful the first-person observer could be as a writing tactic; this week I’ll look at some ways authors…
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I see you 1
Funny how with the start to each book comes a new revelation, and a new writing tip. Even 20 books later. So my theme of…
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Goodbye 2020
Goodbye 2020: it is certainly one year I’m not sorry to see the end of. Although it is probably going to be a year with…
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Imagine
Imagine. Remember John Lennon’s brilliant song? He said people called him a dreamer because he could imagine a world without hunger or greed. And he…
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Telling our stories 2
A past student emailed this week to say he really needed to get down to writing and stop wasting time. He did a creative writing…
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