Archive for April, 2013

Clearing The Mind To Write

Brief one today! I received an email about the blog that wasn’t (a) abusive or (b) trying to sell me something. In part: “…quick question which I’d like to ask. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I’ve had trouble clearing my mind in getting […]

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Write What You Know?

Like many aspiring authors, when I was young and learning I was told to only “write what you know.” The reasoning was, I guess, don’t step outside your comfort zone because your audience will know if you make it up. And like many young authors, this I did, to the point where a lot of early […]

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Novel #31

Okay, final one for now. Voyage Home is a young adult fantasy story that clocks in at about 70k words. In it, a young man and his girlfriend are transported to a world created and ruled by a witch. But because the young man has wounded her, her sister now has the opportunity to destroy […]

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Novel #30

Back to the novels! As you may or not be aware, I am currently studying professional writing at TAFE (sort of Australia’s version of vocational college). When I finish the course, I’ll write about it, but let’s just say it’s going to add another piece of paper to my resume. Anywho, I have one subject […]

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