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Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Sam and the Doctor (by K)

Welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This is a blog about writing fiction then editing it to make it as good as possible. Each week we take the first page of a novice author’s novel or short story and look at ways of making […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Mailbag

Greetings, fellow writers, and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This week, I thought I’d answer a few reader queries. Most weeks, on this blog, we look at the first page of a novice author’s novel or short story and consider ways to make […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Adam’s Story (by Peter)

Welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Each week we take the first page of an author’s novel or short story, and look at ways of making it better. We’re learning how to be better editors of our own fiction. If you would like to […]

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

Hey everyone – welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. If you’ve not been here before, this is a weekly fiction editing blog where we take the first 250 words of an author’s novel or short story and we look at ways to make it […]

Biscuit Wars: An Oral History

This happened yesterday. I felt someone ought to put together an account of events, before they get lost in a fog of propaganda and ideological gerrymandering. Dedicated to those who fell. (NB: click ‘View Next Page’ to expand the timeline – you might have to wait a moment before it allows you to scroll down; […]