September 2016

Emotional Writer

I confess. I am an emotional writer. Worst still, it tends to be the negative emotions which send my fingers tapping out the most productive rhythms on my keyboard. Anger certainly stimulates my creative juices. The memoir I completed earlier this year sprung out of my anger at my father

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The importance of a great opening sentence

The words which have the most importance, which must have the most impact, and can be the most difficult to write, are the words which form the opening sentence of the book you are either writing or reading. I spend days and sometimes weeks before beginning to write, tossing words

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