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What to write about…

I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to decide what to write about that would be interesting to you. I have had a mixture of ideas and expect my blogs will end up being an eclectic mix of this and that. Fortunately, you can do that in a blog – but not such a good… Read More…

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”Mark Twain
"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."Gustave Flaubert
"Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing."Bernard Malamud
"Good writing will bring you to places you don't even expect sometimes."James Gandolfini
"Writing is hard work. Generating stories that catch people's attention and holding it are very difficult."David Ogden Stiers
"You have the itch for writing born in you. It’s quite incurable. What are you going to do with it?"L.M. Montgomery
"It’s better to write about things you feel than about things you know about."L.P. Hartley
"A book is simply the container of an idea—like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters."Angela Carter
First edition published by Curious Monkey 2015