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A literary week…

I’ve had a literary week this week. On Thursday I spent the day filling out my Writers’ Reserve grant applications and mailing them. Thirty dollars on postage – yikes!! But it’s well worth it. Friday I took part in Stories … Continue reading

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Strutting one’s stuff

It’s always a surprise to me that many writers won’t read their work in public. I think one of the big kicks of being a writer is getting to see first hand how your audience responds to your work. Stories … Continue reading

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The thrill of performance

There’s a great advantage to writing for other people to read. When I read a story, I have a little movie running in my head, with the scenery and the characters, their responses, voices, actions, all tailored to what I … Continue reading

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Missing the Open Mike

I won’t be involved in the Open Mike that Stories in the North is holding tomorrow night. It’ll be the first one I’ve missed, but I’m missing it for a good reason; I have a paid gig demonstrating some of … Continue reading

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It is to laugh

Anyone here know the difference between humour and comedy? The reason I ask is that someone on one of my forums posted a question – “What kind of comedy do you write?” My immediate response was – “I don’t; I … Continue reading

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Timing – it’s not just for comedy

Last night was the second Stories in the North Open Mike. You can find out more about it here. When we first thought of doing the open mike nights, we decided to have a strict time limit of five minutes. … Continue reading

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