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Writer’s or Sausage Block?

I don’t have one of those devices that sits around waiting for me to ask it which opera contains the most vowels in its libretto, or what the weather will be like a week on Tuesday in Mozambique. No, there’s … Continue reading

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20-20 Jan Edwards

Please welcome today’s 20-20 guest and winner of the Arnold Bennet Fiction Prize, Jan Edwards. What name do you write under? I write most of my fiction under my own name – Jan Edwards. I have some very old stuff … Continue reading

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6 x 6 Reading Cafe

Last week I was pleased to accept an invitation to read an excerpt of my work at the September 6X6 Reading Cafe at the City of Stoke on Trent Library. The quarterly event is usually a live performance to a … Continue reading

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My Writing Space

Where is your perfect writing space? Continue reading

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August Update

I thought as I had a few minutes to spare this morning I’d update my blog. I thought I’d tell you all how August been thus far. Well, to be honest, it’s been quite productive. My first piece of news … Continue reading

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Nel Deserto Della Scrittura

I had a conversation last week with another writer and it went something like this: HIM: “It’s good to see that you’ve started to write again.” ME: “I never stopped writing.” HIM: “I assumed you had.” ME: “Why?” HIM: “Because … Continue reading

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The Need for Notes

Whether writing fiction or non fiction. Novels or magazine articles. Readers’ letters or reviews, one of the most important pieces in a writer’s arsenal is the note book. We’ve all had a snippet of dialogue that’s perfect for our current … Continue reading

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One Line

Continuing on from my post, The Idea Generator, I thought I’d share another file that’s stored there. I have pages where odd lines that have popped into my head reside. These are often lines that I think would be interesting. … Continue reading

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The Idea Generator

Ideas are key to sustaining writing. A writer needs ideas to generate output. Without ideas a writer can quickly become stale or complacent. For me, starting out writing for the theatre meant that I was lucky. Ideas came from outside … Continue reading

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My WIP’S

I have several works in progress. This means that presently my note book and my head is filled with sentences and dialogue, themes and schemes and plots and ideas. So I thought it was about time I updated my writing … Continue reading

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