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The Unlucky 13 Finishes! 2, 1

So far, I’ve been talking about the tangible stumbling blocks that show up in text; you can count them like the drips in a Chinese Water Torture chamber. They’re the little flaws that naturally creep into the first draft, but don’t get cleaned out of the final draft. (But it’s great practice to mentally re-write… Continue reading The Unlucky 13 Finishes! 2, 1

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4½ Reasons You Should Go To Writer’s Nights

Writers socialising over wine books Before I continue with my Unlucky 13: One Reader’s Top 13 Hates in Writing, I want to digress. Sorry to leave you in suspense for another week. This week, I had the chance to listen to Natasha Lester talk about writing to Valerie Khoo of the Australian Writers’ Centre. Now,… Continue reading 4½ Reasons You Should Go To Writer’s Nights