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Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Waters (by Carolyn)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts, making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. I’ve just arrived in Edinburgh, for the Fringe. I’m performing my stand-up poetry show, Be Kind To Yourself, all month. If you’re about, please come to see me! It’s free. And please spread the word. I bet […]

Spoken Word at #edfringe

Crumbs. I’m setting off for a month of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s the world’s biggest arts festival and, if you’ve never been, you can’t begin to imagine how joyous/needy/busy/baffling/multicoloured/drama studenty/wearying/exciting/lovely/damp/mind-blowing it is. I am performing my solo show, Be Kind To Yourself, every night at 11:05pm at the Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street. […]

What I Talk About When I Talk About Panic

The most common thing I get asked after gigs is: ‘Are you really that anxious?’ It’s never a hostile enquiry, but I think it gets asked for two very different reasons. My answer is always: ‘Yes, absolutely. Worse, in fact.’ Then comes one of two follow-up questions. Follow-up #1 goes: ‘Really? But you seem so […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Dragon Bound (by Mary)

Hey friends, and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts. Making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. There are lots of blogs about fiction writing, but this one focuses on fiction rewriting. If you like stories, or making stories, or people who make stories, you’ll probably find something here that tickles your fancy. […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Brother (by Ono)

Pip pip everyone! Welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts, making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. I am ill and busy so let’s keep this prompt and businesslike. Want to submit to this blog? Read the submission guidelines, my friend. As always, read the extract below, decide what you like and what […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Trades (by Evelyn)

Welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Want to submit? Please read the submission guidelines. I am taking two stand-up poetry shows to the Edinburgh Fringe this August – Be Kind To Yourself and Grave Invaders. I am going up out of my own pocket […]

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

Hello noble friends, and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Every week we take the first page of a novice author’s novel or short story, and look at ways of making it better. If you’d like to know more, or you’d like to submit […]