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Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Among The Weeds (by Cat)

Happy New Year, and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Do you write? Do you want to write? Do you read? Do you want to read and write better? And by ‘better’ I mean ‘with the angry intensity of a jilted bride hurling wedding […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts

Happy Christmas and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. I hope you’re having/have had a pleasant yuletide replete with small, discrete, flavour-rich events which you can observe and later exploit in your fiction. Reviewers will quote these specific, idiosyncratic moments with approval, and you […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Silence (by Sierra)

Hello, joyful siblings and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. I hope you are brimming with festive cheer and delirious with the weird frothing upswell of seasonal feeling and repressed childhood complexes endemic to this bizarre carnival of colliding cultural nonsenses. This is a […]

My Books Of The Year 2014

I hate ‘books of the year’ lists. Collectively, they read as a flurry of smug nepotism and glib, superficial blurb-swapping – an easy way to fill column space while Britain’s few remaining arts journalists wind down for the Christmas break. I don’t think that, individually, any of the authors polled are being deliberately back-slappy or […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Noble Quarrels (by Joshua)

Hello, fellow lovers of the tongue that binds, and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This is a blog about writing, writing better, and the deep love of stories that I know we all feel, pulsing within our hearts like a dino birthing from […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Mailbag

Glad seasonal tidings and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This week it’s a Mailbag episode. Hope you enjoy! Please remember to share the blog with your friends if you like it, and do have a splendid week of writing and reading. – Dear […]