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Death Of 1000 Cuts

So, um. I hope it’s okay but I’m going to take a little break from writing Death Of 1000 Cuts posts for a few weeks. This is definitely not one of those ‘on hiatus’ things that basically means giving up forever. It’s just, well… I am trying to a draft of my next novel finished […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – The Worst Author of All Time

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Last night I did a talk at our monthly literary cabaret, Homework, about bad writing. I thought I’d adapt it for Death Of 1000 Cuts, because it’s on topic and people found it interesting and also […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 26 – Do Your Best

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Each week we take a look at something to do with editing your fiction to make it less bad and more good. Like, for example, with that last sentence, we’d probably say ‘less bad more good […]

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

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. I have a cold. My throat feels like cactus and battery acid, so let’s just get on with it, shall we? Read the extract below, decide what you think works and what doesn’t (and how you’d […]