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Finding time to write

Everywhere I go I meet people who say ‘I’d love to have the time to write’. The implication is often that I obviously don’t have enough going on in my life or I’d never be able to do what I ...

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FantasyCon 2015: How to be an awesome panellist

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For all writers, readers, publishers, agents, and general genre enthusiasts, FantasyCon is one of the friendliest and informative places to be. For those of you unfamiliar with FantasyCon, it is unlike the conventions you may be used to – it ...

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Why I write

Chuck Wendig sets his readers weekly writing challenges. This week’s challenge was to write an essay on why you write. To me, this is one of the most challenging writing assignments I have ever been set. While I pride myself ...

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Self-publishing: What you need to know, part 1

The publishing industry is changing. Self-publishing is becoming more common, with authors who are traditionally published dipping their toes into the pool as well as those who have been unsuccessful in using the traditional route to market. The stigma is ...

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