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On Writing: writer’s block

What is writer’s block? How do we cope with it? Here are some thoughts. “Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.” ―...

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Breaking through…

You might not have realised, unless you’re one of TSL’s authors, that TSL purposefully doesn’t mention a big player or two in its marketing material and communications. That doesn’t mean our authors don’t mention...

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Don’t give up

Every #writer experiences the impulse to throw down his pen. Don't let the struggle or obstacles rattle you. pic.twitter.com/1QYCzzfTXK — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) 25 September 2014 Writing Through Emotions, a Guest Post by Morton S....

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Who’s your favourite Winston Churchill?

Mention Winston Churchill and most people will immediately think of the British Prime Minister. In addition to being the man who saw Britain through World War 2, he was also a prolific author. But...

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Two little bits of This and That

The two volumes of This and That contain a total of 47 short stories arranged alphabetically by title. In some ways it’s an odd assortment of stories, all written for competitions at various stages...

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It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it

The wonderful image at the end of this post appeared courtesy of TSL author Leslie Tate (thanks). It immediately produced some reactions, one of which was ‘the child was South African’. If you don’t...

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Why writers write

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.VIRGINIA WOOLF pic.twitter.com/oYyVeGC2sf — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) January 16,...

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Taxi … Cab … Uber …

The terms Taxi and Cab are almost synonmous now – there used to be a strong divide: if in the New York it was a yellow taxi and in London a Black Cab. With...

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On Writing

Some inspiration to help you through those writing pains… or a dose of reality – depending on what you need. [#Writing] takes thought…research…backache…notes and more time and more work than you'd believe. Neil Gaiman...