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Death Of 1000 Cuts – The 5 Stages Of Writing Grief

THE 5 STAGES OF WRITING GRIEF You know that familiar beat where someone’s getting a tarot reading, and they draw the Death card, and the tarot reader’s like: ‘Don’t worry. This card is commonly misinterpreted. It actually symbolises change.’ You know that, right? Perhaps you don’t. I’ve been a devoted reader of Chat: It’s Fate […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 20 – It’s Dangerous To Go Alone

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Apologies for the ever-so-slightly tardy nature of today’s post – I’ve been down at the Arvon Foundation in Totleigh Barton, as the guest writer at one of their superb week-long creative writing courses. My first ever […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 19 – Flail Better

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This is a weekly blog on the art of creative writing, for writers, readers and anyone interested in how stories work. There are fewer than 50 days until The Honours appears in the shops. Crikey. You […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Critic (by Tim)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This is a weekly blog about writing, editing and stories. Most weeks we take a first page submitted by a novice author, and look at ways of making it better. If you’d like to read previous […]