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This Neighbourhood 

The houses were dressed in white clapperboard, at least one season past due a fresh coat. They stood sentinel, set too far back from the tarmac. The street didn’t go anywhere, didn’t come from...

Bad Coffee 2

Bad Coffee

Bad Coffee You will be down in the Big Smoke. The morning will be cold, not as cold as it has been, but still frosty, and damp. The dampness will accentuate the cold, and...

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Generate ideas and creativity with freewriting

The technique of freewriting is a powerful tool to unblock the stuck mind and free the creative process. Take any typical morning: I sit to write. It’s only 08:30 but my mind is already distracted. It needs to...

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The Fundamental Unit of a Novel

What is the unit of the story? I am going to think about letters as analogous to particles; the way physicists think about them. In their most fundamental aspect they are indivisible. Quarks, leptons:...

On Writing a Novel 0

On: writing a novel

Writing a novel is no simple matter. That’s obvious!’ I hear you cry; even through the divide of time, and space. (That, I think, is one of the beautiful things about writing, by the...