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The anatomy of a writers’ group

Wednesday, 11 April, 2012

Everyone’s a critic, as the adage goes. But it’s especially the case when a group of writers get together and assess, analyze, decipher, dissect and evaluate each others’ writing as if they were students in Grade 10 biology class and they have the chance to cut up frogs and identify all the cool little bits […]

Giving birth to book and baby

Monday, 12 December, 2011

NaNoWriMo is now done and over with for another year. Thousands of people the world over are rejoicing over their successful advent to the magic number of 50,000 words in the month of November, and thousands more are drowning their failures in a bottle of cheap wine with their writer friends. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011 Keith MacKenzie

Keep your NaNoWriMo in NaNoWriMotion

Friday, 25 November, 2011

As a writer, I strive for – and dread – these moments. The moments where I must create something new out of thin air. I’m one of those writers who will go long, dry spells without writing much at all, and then suddenly, furiously, in a moment of self-torture, I will chain myself to my […]

Make a note of it

Monday, 26 September, 2011

While combing through the writing section on a few weeks ago, I came across a writer who lamented that his inspiration seemed to come at ridiculously inconvenient times.