Month: February 2012

Mainly off the plane

Some writers keep their old journals because they’re certain, somewhere in the pile, there’s gold in them thar thoughts. Others are just lazy (my hand is up at this point) and some – you know who you are – will admit to being hoarders. So I’m starting my spring-cleaning early this year and here’s what …

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Compensation: nil – comrades in alms

I enjoy Craigslist. Just so we’re clear on that from the beginning. I used to love it and flit from opportunity to opportunity like a beguiled honey bee. Then the novelty eventually wore off a little. Still, I’ve made great contacts, earned good money and even, here and there, made enduring cyber buddies. Increasingly though, …

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We are family

As much as we writers like to be independent souls, there is strength to be had in numbers. Within Musa Publishing there are, at the last count, 98 authors on the list. And more titles and writers are joining the list every month. It makes for lively discussions and has certainly given me an insight …

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She did it her way

There are many benefits to being part of a writing community. You get to share in other people’s success, you can receive valuable feedback from people who’ve walked down a similar road, and you can swap the odd contact or reference resource. I’m a regular visitor to the Strictly Writing blog and recently heard that …

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Lightbulb moments

1. If you acted on every request to visit a site, check out a link, comment on a blog, read a blog and read the white paper you’d decided you had to download, you’d never get any actual work done (although you would make a lot of other people happy). It follows then that you …

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