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Tips and thoughts from an author

How does anyone stick it, this writing malarkey? Why do we do it and what's to be done with all that self-doubt? How do you even know what to write? How do you access your writer's voice? I don't have the answers but I'd like to help you find them...

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Writing Sex

Sexuality is core to character, wherever they are on the sexuality or gender spectrum. Just as we need to know what clothes our character...

So will you always write thrillers?

I often find myself on the receiving end of this question or a variation of this question. The subtext, no matter how kindly meant,...

Guitar. A short story.

TOM NEEDED A thirty fifth birthday present for Mona. Clothes were out of the question – she didn’t want anything new, she said, until she...


She had the oddest sense of being herself invisible; unseen; unknown; there being no more marrying, no more having of children now, but...

Embracing Insecurity

The first question I ask my writing students is not why do you write but why don’t you? Why don’t you write? Their answers are variations...

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