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All The Best Stories To Tell

All The Best Stories To Tell

Do you ever read someone’s blog posts about things that happened to them in the past and just think, Your life is so much more interesting than mine? Because I do. All the freaking time. Like Kristen Lamb. She’s got stories to tell on all sorts of topics, like when she lost her job because of a misdiagnosis and befriended gangsters which resulted in them parking her car rather than stealing it. I read that and I think, “You’ve had such…

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Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

I’ve recently been reading Monkeys With Typewriters by Scarlett Thomas which, for those who haven’t come across it, is a book about writing fiction and how stories work and it’s basically brilliant. I really enjoyed it and I think I learned a lot. (Now to buy my own copy and highlight it and scribble all over it and stick post-it notes in it…) One of the things she gets a reader to do is to fill in a matrix which includes things…

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