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Alphabetically Inclined

Alphabetically Inclined

Do I still think last week’s socialising was worth the effort, even after I slept until 6pm on Tuesday and was kind of out of it the rest of the week too? Yeah, probably. I just no longer feel quite so much like I beat the Fatigue Monster. I think it was letting me win, and then it came back twice as strong. I’m back at home now, having packed up all my stuff and said goodbye (for now) to…

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Surrounded By Books

Surrounded By Books

I’m back in London for the Easter vacation (yes, already), and one thing that I can’t help but notice is how many books I have. Somehow, when I’m in Cambridge with just a couple of shelves’ worth (although those shelves got significantly fuller this term), I forget how many I actually own. And then I come home to my bedroom where practically every flat surface has become a bookshelf, despite the fact that I have a shelf of books still…

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Shake It Up

Shake It Up

Normally, I have a very straightforward approach to novels. Planning varies, but once it gets to the drafting stage, I open a document in Word, start from the beginning and keep going until I get to the end. Occasionally I miss out scenes or leave pointers for parts that need to be filled in at the end, but for the most part I take a very linear approach. As a result, I’ve used Word as my primary writing tool for…

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Writing Is An Infinite Task

Writing Is An Infinite Task

I hate tidying my room. Anyone who knows me will know that I’m a criminally untidy person. I mean, I’ll keep paperclips in different mini drawers according to what colour they are, but my floor will still be covered in papers, books that don’t belong to me, and random socks that have been odd for four years. So when I do eventually get around to tidying, it is a hardcore job. Stage One: The Easy Part Stage one is where…

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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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