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Writing: No Fast Track to Success

          If good creative writing is about finding your own voice, then nobody can teach you how to write. Any genuine, honest writer will tell you this. Beware of courses and classes that claim to teach the ‘secrets’ of good creative writing. We live in a world of instant gratification – everyone wants to know the secret ingredient that will take their art to the next […]

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Facing the White Bull: the Discipline of Creative Writing

Anyone who has written a book will know the importance of discipline. Getting up at roughly the same hour every morning and sitting down at the computer to ‘face the white bull’ as D.H. Lawrence called it. Every writer has their own way of doing things. Dark fantasy author, Clive Barker, always writes the first sentence of a new chapter at the end of his working day so’s he isn’t […]

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