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Demolish Your Darlings

Demolish Your Darlings

There is a building fairly near my house that’s being demolished: all in all a pretty ugly office block of middling size. It’s been empty for a while, and the only sensible thing to do is smash it up and build something else. Okay, so that area’s not exactly attractive anyway, but… As I walked home from school yesterday, I watched them attacking it with a crane-thing, and considered the idea of destruction. It’s somewhat fun to watch, and as…

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BEHOLD!

BEHOLD!

Behold has got to be the greatest word currently in existence. Well, it’s tying with ‘flannel’. Although, I’m quite fond of ‘discombobulate’, ‘snoozle’, ‘pomegranate’… hmm, actually, there’s quite a long list of ridiculous words I like. Behold! however, has a sort of emphasis to it that just demands an exclamation mark. It’s so much more interesting than Look!, is it not? You’re getting bored, aren’t you? What you want to know is what you are supposed to be beholding. ME! I’m back! Okay,…

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Guest Post: Bella Talks Indie Publishing

Guest Post: Bella Talks Indie Publishing

So, here it is – the first Guest Post (note the capitals) since ‘A Farewell to Sanity’ began a year and a half ago, and most definitely not the last. I took a risk and asked my sister to write for us, despite the fact we rarely agree on anything. But actually, when I read her post, I found that our points of view were not all that dissimilar after all. I’ll see what you think after you’ve read it….

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#amprocrastinating

#amprocrastinating

I think, as writers, we tend to procrastinate a lot. I mean, you only have to look at the forums on the NaNoWriMo website during November to find out just why so many people never make it to 50,000 words, don’t you?  And on Twitter – well, there are a lot of tweets about writing. By people who were supposed to be working on their novels. By people who were not supposed to be on Twitter. When I log onto my…

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