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Writing Every Day

Do you have designated days off from writing, or do you write every day? I’m a hack. If I don’t write every day, the bills don’t get paid. I also wouldn’t have time to work on the things I want to write, as opposed to the things I get paid to write. That said, I […]

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The First Draft is Complete: Learnings

With almost three weeks left to spare, I have reached the first milestone with the novel. The first draft is complete. That said, I kind of hate it and don’t expect much of it to survive revision. What’s important is that I managed to do it at all. I started writing it on 1 December […]

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What is Literary Fiction?

If there’s a term more contentious in writing circles, I’m not sure what it might be. People define literary fiction in a number of different ways. Some argue that it’s any work that has literary merit. Hack work cranked out for profit, or things specifically designed to appeal to a mass market, isn’t considered “literary”. […]