Archive of posts tagged death of 1000 cuts

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 3 Day 5

Here’s the latest episode of my 8 week Couch to 80k fiction writing course. If you’d like to join in, begin at the beginning. All I’m asking is 10 minutes of writing from you a day.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 3 Day 4

Aaaand here’s today’s episode, with a new 10-minute exercise to help you flex your writing muscles. Enjoy!

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80 – Week 3 Day 3

Our 8 week fiction writing course continues. In this episode I talk about the creative writing secrets of amateur online trance mediums.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 3 Day 2

Oh look! Another installment of the Death OF 1000 Cuts 8 week writing course! There are so many now! You can download them and work through them at your leisure. They’re getting weirder. But I hope you’re finding the journey interesting.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80 Writing Boot Camp – Week 3 Day 1

Week 3 Day 1 of my 8 week fiction writing course is here – daily 10 minute exercises to get you feeling better about your writing and discovering all the skills you forgot you had. If you’re new around here, please start at Week 1 Day 1. It would be lovely to have you onboard. […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80 Writing Boot Camp – Week 2 Day 6

And here’s the last of this week’s exercises! Sorry I went a bit long on this one. I had – characteristically – a lot to say. Hopefully it’s helpful to get some of the theory behind the exercises I’m asking you to do. The broad theme of next week is Mask Work and the exercises […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80 Writing Boot Camp – Week 2 Day 5

And here’s today’s episode of the writing boot camp. Check out the beginning of this season if you want to join in, and start from Week 1 Day 1.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 2 Day 4

Our second week of the fiction boot camp continues with a late night session, and I talk (a little loosely, if I’m honest) about writing at different times of day and learning to surprise your unconscious.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 2 Day 3

Here’s the third installment of Week 2 of our 8 week writing course to get you back in the saddle with your fiction, confident and energised and happy to be writing. This week is all about letting go, and training yourself to switch off the inner critic to let your creative energies flow at full […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80 Writing Boot Camp – Week 2 Day 2

It’s the second week of our 8 week writing boot camp and today I decided I would take you on a little journey, to help expand your mind for this exercise. Hope you like it! If you’d like to join in with the writing course, go back and start at Week 1 Day 1.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 2 Day 1

It’s the start of Week 2. Whoop. Go back and listen to Week 1 Day 1 (and have a pen or laptop ready!) if you haven’t done so already. Otherwise you already know ‘the score’ (how this podcast series is constructed). I hope you’re enjoying it thus far. This is where things start to ramp […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 1 Reflections

No exercises today, but I recorded a little off-the-cuff episode just to reflect on the course so far and what I think about starting to write. So it’s some miscellaneous advice that I didn’t want to bog down each episode with. You don’t have to have started the 8 week course to listen to this […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 1 Day 6

And here it is, the last day of Week 1 of our 8 week writing boot camp. I’ve designed it with 6 days a week rather than 7 so it’s got a bit of a built-in shock absorber for the inevitable real-life responsibilities that will mean, with the best will in the world, you’ll miss […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 1 Day 5

It’s Week 1, Day 5 of my 8 week writing boot camp. Just 10 minutes a day to get yourself prepped and hyped to finish that novel! If you’re new here, go start at the beginning. If you’re still pushing forward and this is your fifth day, thank you for your faith in yourself, me […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 1 Day 4

Here’s the fourth day of my low-stress writing-quest-by-podcast. If you’re new and you’d like to join in, begin at the beginning. Oh hey, and buy my novel, The Honours, for yourself and for your friends as an excellent present.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Boot Camp – Week 1 Day 3

Hello! Here’s day 3 of the Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp. Start with Week 1, Day 1 if you’ve just landed here. I hope you like it. Thanks to those of you who’ve already started and have been letting me know how you’re getting on. I will do my very best to honour your […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 1 Day 2

This is the second part of my 8-week podcast course for getting you ready to finish your next novel. You’ll probably want to begin at the beginning. Do drop me a line via the ‘Contact Me’ link on the right if you have any questions, or you just want to let me know how you’re […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 1 Day 1

Today we’re starting the Death Of 1000 Cuts Couch to 80k writing course. If NaNoWriMo seems a bit much for you, this is an 8 week boot camp for getting prepped to write a novel, with only 10 minutes a day. Each day I’ll give you a little exercise to do, and talk a bit […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Season 2 Episode 2: Chatting With Alexander Gordon Smith

Just because I can here’s another episode of the new season. This time it’s me talking to my friend, the talented author Alexander Gordon Smith. Go buy his books! Seriously, if you find some of what he says useful, you can learn so much more by seeing how he’s put those principles into action. I […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Season 2, Episode 1

Hello everyone – sorry it’s been such a long time since I last touched base. Life, eh? Mine has been very busy and very filled with a certain sweet baby (and also with finishing my latest novel, which – oof – was a real marathon) but I’ve cleared a little space and done a bit […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Season 2 Preview

Hi everyone. Long-time no blog! I’ve been writing and dadding – all is explained in the mini-sode (ugh what an horrendous portmanteau) of Death Of 1000 Cuts below. If you’d like to submit, get in touch via the ‘contact me’ link to the right.

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 20

So look – since this is the last episode of Season 1 of Death Of 1000 Cuts, I wanted to try something a bit different. I thought I’d suggest some ways of revitalising your writing practice, so in the upcoming weeks you can make some substantial progress and upgrade your fiction to Project Status. ‘7 […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 19

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts, making you an awesome writer one cut at a time. Listen to the podcast, why doncha? Oh, and please share it! If you’d like to submit your work for a future episode, read our submission guidelines to find out how. I hope you’re well and have had […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 18

Hi everyone! Look, it’s a new episode of Death Of 1000 Cuts, up on time! WOW. Pretty bananas, eh readers? Hope you like the show. If you do, please do share it. You might also like my novel, The Honours? If you’d like to submit for a future episode, please read our submission guidelines. Here’s […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 17

Hello, dear friends. It’s another Death Of 1000 Cuts – my podcast about learning to write super-well. Sorry it’s a bit late. Things are pretty hectic in Clare Towers (my house isn’t really called that) as we prep for the changeling. But oof! Here’s another episode and I hope you thoroughly enjoy it. If you […]