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Death Of 1000 Cuts: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Death Of 1000 Cuts is my weekly blog about learning to write and edit fiction. New posts appear every Thursday, plus the occasional bonus post when I’ve got extra content to fit in. The most popular feature is ‘In The Barber’s Chair’, where we take the first page of an aspiring author’s novel or short […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: The Sniper (by Fred)

Welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This week we’re putting another aspiring author’s first page in the barber’s chair. If you feel your work could do with a similar trim and you’re not afraid of a little honesty then please submit via the ‘Contact […]

Tim Clare’s Cone O’ Tragedy – Fiction Vs Poetry

Writing a poem is like baking a cake. If it works, yay! You got a cake, and you can eat it and share it right away. If it doesn’t work, oh well. You wasted an afternoon and you probably learned something that’ll let you make a better cake tomorrow. Writing a novel is like trying […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Untitled (by Terry)

Welcome back to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Sorry for the brief hiatus – as explained on Monday, a big workload coincided with a heavy cold that knocked me out for two weeks. I also needed some time to work on my own novel, practising […]

News Monday

Hey dear friends – apologies for the little hiatus. I’ve had a metric bumload of work to do (mostly creative and fun) plus a heavy cold that took me out of action for two weeks. November ended with a memorable run of gigs, including a lovely Bristol Old Vic show with Luke Kennard, Francesca Beard […]