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When Art Becomes Real(ish)

Originally posted on S. M. Lynch:
Journalists (in my experience) tend to have amazing recall, a head for general knowledge and details, a massive awareness of culture and politics. We have to be all-rounders. Able to write but also able to analyse objectively, check facts (not get away from ourselves on a creative tangent) and…

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An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… it’s OUT TOMORROW!

Excerpt:- Tessa’s hand shoves at me again, and I hear her laughing as she does. Tessa. My friend. Why? What did I ever do? I push out one last time at Karen, arms flailing around, fighting with everything I have to break free of them but knowing I can’t get them off of me. I… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… it’s OUT TOMORROW!

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An Excerpt from Break The Cycle… 2 days to go!

Excerpt:- After college Alice usually met me in the car park, but she was really late today. I’d had to move my car into a shadow to stop myself from baking. I tried to call her mobile, but it was just going to answer phone. I was tired and I thought I’d give her five… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break The Cycle… 2 days to go!

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An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 11 days to go!!

Excerpt:- Many things passed through David Goodrew’s mind as he walked through the corridors soon afterward, seeing the students pass by him. A lot of them were the same questions, the same admonishments. He thought of asking the questions, interviewing his staff, demanding to know why he’d not been told, demanding to know why he’d… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 11 days to go!!

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An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 12 days to go!!

Excerpt:- She waved at me, the swollen joints on her fingers still trembling as she pushed on the door to exit. I smiled at her back as she headed in the direction of the apartments. I’d planned on waiting for her to disappear before I started moving about and checking stock and dates for something… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 12 days to go!!

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An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 13 days to go!!

Excerpt: “Katie’s got the lurgy! Katie’s got the lurgy!” They chanted, taunting her as they rode home on the bus. Katie shuffled down in her seat trying hard to become invisible, to blend into the background but with her bright orange hair she knew it was impossible. “Don’t sit next to her you might catch… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 13 days to go!!

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Writing An Organic Novel Which Becomes a Living Organism

What Is An Organic Novel? An organic novel is perhaps the hardest type of book you could ever write. The author might have a vague idea of what they’re writing and why, but largely they’ve allowed themselves to go with the flow – starting with a basic story arc and adding to the flow as… Continue reading Writing An Organic Novel Which Becomes a Living Organism