Tag Archives: nonfiction

I’m not making this up, you know!

One part of Julia Cameron’s course “The Artist’s Way” is an assignment not to read for a week. The week I did my “not-reading”, I made an exception for traffic signs. What I noticed that week, though, was how hard … Continue reading

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Refilling the well

News flash! I haven’t written a story, a poem, an essay or anything like that for a whole week – not since I finished up the first draft of “The Swan Harp”. I think I’ve temporarily written myself out, and … Continue reading

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Wading in the income stream

I love to write, and I’m trying to make a living doing what I love. There are lots of ways to sell writing. Currently I’m working on three – fiction, non-fiction and corporate writing. Fiction is self-explanatory. I’m going to … Continue reading

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I could get used to this

“This” being writing non-fiction. I just spent the weekend ploughing through a beginners’ handbook on choosing and caring for a reptile. Part of it is basic information that applies to all reptiles, with a little stuff that applies to each … Continue reading

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Binge Writing

I write every day, but four times a year I indulge in a writing binge, at which I focus all my efforts on a single project, without the distractions of husband, dog, cats, telephone, or my extensive and alluring library. … Continue reading

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The “m” word

I’ve spent most of my life working – and often making a living – in one or another of the arts. If I were to choose a single thing that most makes me want to tear out my hair, it … Continue reading

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