Month: December 2010

How low can you go?

Wordcount, that is. The 100 word One Tight Write competition, run by A Word with You Press, is going great guns. It’s remarkable how much you can fit into such a small space, like the literary equivalent of the joke about fitting four elephants in a Mini. There’s still time to enter – the competition, …

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Pro Temp

Every freelance writer is in effect a working temp – and sometimes just a temp. And when work is slow, the only thing to do is follow Dolly Parton’s mantra and work 9 to 5 for someone else, using whatever skills you picked up before the writing zephyr swept you out of the conventional jobs …

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After a flurry of activity

Thanks to the encouragement of fellow writers Susie and Kath, I signed up to the National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every November. If you’ve got a novel that’s stuck in you – or even if you only think you have – it’s a great way to focus on that all-important first draft. Sure, …

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