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I’ve found reading about misogyny very moving, and while the women writers I’ve read present interesting/depressing facts and explain in well-judged detail their own experiences and the experiences of others, it’s the men who’ve written about it who have ultimately … Continue reading

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I don’t want to have to think. Sometimes this is as strong a feeling as I ever have, throbbing behind my eyes and persuading me, please, to just let go of the reins and give in, sink into the sofa. … Continue reading

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With just a week of NNWM left I’ve got a Saturday coming up which is set for an all day writing fest. Over the last week I’ve written little, and I’m finding this hard enough having fallen utterly out of … Continue reading

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Every writer needs an editor. A first reader. I am incredibly lucky in that my wife loves to read or be read my stuff, and her insight is sharp and reliable. She’s been behind me while I struggled to get … Continue reading

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Shuffling through old notebooks and torn out newspaper articles, I discovered a neat column by Oliver Burkeman talking about early 1900s writer Arnold Bennett and his book “How to live on 24 hours a day”. The central message of the … Continue reading

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After spending four hours exploring the plot of the novel I am writing with my wife on Monday night, the texture of it emerging simply as a result of us talking about it, nobody can tell me these things don’t … Continue reading

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When a post like this can perhaps be up to half of my daily Nanowrimo (is there a better word? NNWM from now on) quota, I’m left wondering if I should be writing longer or posting less. I definitely feel … Continue reading

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