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Guest Post: The Writing Process by SD Thorpe

Guest Post: The Writing Process by SD Thorpe

If you're new here, why not subscribe to our email updates or follow us on Facebook? You can also add us to your Google Reader. Thanks for visiting!Today’s guest post on the writing process is by SD Thorpe, whose book Getting Up is published through Momentum Books. The writing process. It goes like this. You get up early. You make a cup of tea. You sit...

Guest Post: Balancing writing and family by Kate Belle

Guest Post: Balancing writing and family by Kate Belle

Today’s guest post, on balancing writing and family, is by Kate Belle   How do you juggle your family with writing? It’s a common enough question (although interestingly more often directed at female than male authors). Creativity, like the human beings it’s borne in, is complex, flexible and responsive. For those juggling a family, work,...

Guest Post: Books that have taught me how to travel by Walter Mason

Guest Post: Books that have taught me how to travel by Walter Mason

Today’s guest post is by Walter Mason “If I rest, I rust.” Martin Luther I suffer that great affliction of all bookish people: Before I embark on any activity I need to read at least one book about it. Perhaps it betrays a lack of imagination, but I think it more likely that it exposes a deep-seated sense of insecurity. I find it quite impossible to...

Occupational hazards: can writing ruin your love of reading?

Occupational hazards: can writing ruin your love of reading?

Today’s guest post is kindly provided by Margaret Yang and Harry R Campion We are going to tell you a secret. All writers know it. None of them talk about it. The secret is this: writers hate a lot of the books we read. Not all of them, mind you, and not in a malicious way. It has nothing to do with jealousy or spite. It’s just a horrible side-effect of...

Would you quit the law to follow your writing career? Prominent lawyer Paul Batista did…

Would you quit the law to follow your writing career? Prominent lawyer Paul Batista did…

Today’s guest post is kindly provided by Paul Batista. Paul’s latest book is Extraordinary Rendition. Why make the transition from busy lawyer to novelist? More basically, why exit from a business with a good regular paycheck to a business where the financial rewards are uncertain?  Why exchange a suit for a casual shirt and jeans?  I get asked...

Guest post: The Tale of Two (or Three) Genres

Guest post: The Tale of Two (or Three) Genres

Today’s guest post is kindly provided by author Nina D’Aleo Nina is the author of The Last City, which is tantalisingly described as “an intoxicating blend of noir crime, science fiction and fantasy; Blade Runner meets Perdido Street Station.” At the risk of sounding naive–or masochistic, I never really considered genre or...

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