Writing

A great inspiration to me

It maybe breaking copywrite, but I want to publish this obituary I have just come across to someone who had a fundamental and profound influence on me as a child and is the reason I am writing a blog today. At last I am a writer – I have always written but now I that is what I do, […]

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Originally posted on Bare Knuckle Writer:
Well, there’s your problem. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) You’ve had these moments. You’re writing, cruising along toward the word limit, and then BAM, plot hole. It stops you dead. You might have seen it coming, or it might have crept up on you out of nowhere, but either way, there…

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Originally posted on Bare Knuckle Writer:
This the guy you want to be? (Photo credit: OkayCityNate) Stop saying that. You know why you don’t have it? Because it doesn’t fucking exist. You might as well say you have Chupacabra Warts. Actually, I’d rather people said that, because at least I’d get to hear the word…

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Beginnings…

Endings are vital… satisfactory endings are compulsory but beginnings have to leap off the page and grab your reader. The words have to mesmerise them and pull them in under your spell. My favourite book: “The truth is, if old Major Dover hadn’t dropped dead at Taunton races Jim would never have come to Thursgood’s at all.” […]

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