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Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Conclave (by Matt)

Welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This week we’re taking a look at a novice author’s first page, to see if we can think of ways of making it better. If you’d like to submit your first page for consideration, please read our Submission […]

5 Brain-Crushing Lessons That Will Make You A Better Writer For Life

As Death Of 1000 Cuts approaches the end of its second year, I thought it’d be fun to see what the five most popular posts have been. We’ve been going at it so long that, to newcomers, the whole thing probably resembles some crumbling cargo cult enacting empty rituals in the hope of appeasing long-departed […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 18 – Hold Your Nerve

Good day and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Gosh, these past couple of weeks seem to have rattled by in a blur of plans and admin, writing and not-writing, gazing at the screen, praying for literary deliverance. Next week I’m going to go […]

THE HONOURS Launch Events

My debut novel, The Honours, (did I mention I have a book coming out?) is published on April 2nd. To celebrate, we’re having not one, but two launch events, one in London, and one in my home city of Norwich. On Wednesday April 1st, we’re holding a special one-off edition of our literary cabaret night […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 17 – Fuck Inspiration

Hello dear friends and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. I now have a Facebook author page, which I will be using to give updates on my latest work, offer prizes and basically share cool stuff I think you’ll like. Click through and click […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 16 – Use The Ambience

Five or six persons, standing up, filled the narrow apartment, which was lighted by a single window looking out on the yard, a sofa of brown damask wool occupying the interior of an alcove between two door-curtains of similar material. Upon the chimney-piece, covered with old papers, there was a bronze Venus. Two candelabra, garnished […]