Tips for Bad Writing Days

Tips for Bad Writing Days #5: Get someone else to write the damn thing

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When I have a Bad Writing Day – and let me tell you that I have them ALL OF THE TIME – I can go barmy very quickly. Barminess is not fertile ground for good writing. So I’m offering a series of tips from my own personal experience to help you with your Bad Writing Days. Take what you like and leave the rest… Tip #5: GET SOMEONE ELSE TO WRITE THE DAMN THING. Here is what my head says when I hit on problems with my novels: Oh God oh God oh GOD, I’m doomed. My agent is on … Continue reading

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Tips for bad writing days: #4 STOP TELLING PORKIES

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When I have a Bad Writing Day – and let me tell you that I have them ALL OF THE TIME – I can go barmy very quickly. Barminess is not fertile ground for good writing. So I’m offering a series of tips from my own personal experience to help you with your Bad Writing Days. Take what you like and leave the rest… Tip #4: STOP TELLING PORKIES.  Before writing for a living, I was a TV producer. Bear with me while I use my TV experience to better explain this tip. So. When you’re editing together a TV … Continue reading

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Tips for bad writing days: #3 GET INTO (A DIFFERENT) BED

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When I have a Bad Writing Day – and let me tell you that I have them ALL OF THE TIME – I can go barmy very quickly. Barminess is not fertile ground for good writing. So I’m offering a series of tips from my own personal experience to help you with yours. Take what you like and leave the rest… Tip #3: GET INTO BED. (Your own.) In my last blog I suggested you get into bed with your characters, as they’re the ones who should be telling the story, not you. Today I’m suggesting you get into your … Continue reading

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Tips for bad writing days: #2 GET INTO BED

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When I have a Bad Writing Day – and let me tell you that I have them ALL OF THE TIME – I can go barmy very quickly. Barminess is not fertile ground for good writing. So I’m offering a series of tips from my own personal experience to help you with yours. Take what you like and leave the rest… Tip #2: GET INTO BED. (With your characters.) Here’s how I see it: the human brain was not designed to produce new creative content hour after hour, day after day. Editing’s a fucker, because I have to slash huge … Continue reading

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Tips for Bad Writing Days: #1 GET OUT OF YOUR HOUSE

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When I have a Bad Writing Day – and let me tell you that I have them ALL OF THE TIME – I can go barmy very quickly. Barminess is not fertile ground for good writing. So I’m offering a series of tips from my own personal experience to help you with yours. Take what you like and leave the rest… Tip #1: GET THE HELL OUT OF YOUR HOUSE. AND ON TO YOUR BIKE  if you have one. If not, feet are good too.  The longer I sit inside trying to fix a broken storyline, the more anxious I … Continue reading

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