Tag Archives: reading

Giving the game away (nearly)

Forget that spoiler alert! Go on, do it! It’s time to give away the story! What? Give away the story? Or at least part of it? Am I being serious? Strangely yes. This week reading June by Miranda Beverley-Whittmore, I … Continue reading

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Character notes

I have been reading The Middlesteins this week and came across a section where Attenberg has one character list the lies she has told her husband during their marriage. The list includes not being on the pill and what she … Continue reading

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5 ways to write without writing

Just go with me for a moment. I love this quote from E. L. Doctorow: ‘Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.’ I love … Continue reading

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If you want to write – read

I’ve heard it said in writing classes and read it in many books on writing: if you want to write well you need to read widely. This truth of this is perhaps obvious, but at the same time I’ve found … Continue reading

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