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celebrating small successes in writing

Celebrating small successes in writing

Finishing a novel is all about delayed gratification. But even while you are playing the long game, you can reward yourself along the way for smaller achievements by celebrating small successes in writing. What sorts of rewards are good ones for writing? In many ways, that is up to you. Try to strike a balance […]

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Anne Lamott

Writing memoir: Three things to learn from Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott wrote one of the most beloved writing book of all times, Bird by Bird, but she has also had great success as a writer of memoirs.  Writing memoir often means writing about family and other real people. Lamott’s honesty and self-deprecating humour are instructive to any writer interested in tackling the memoir form. […]

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Book writer tips - how to avoid writer's block

Book writer tips: Killing writer’s block

Writer’s block can be discouraging, but it can also be beaten. By relaxing, moving or changing the form in which you’re writing, you can move past the block and get back into the swing of your novel. Read on for book writing tips for the blocked writer: Some writers argue that there’s no such thing […]

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