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This website is (mostly) about creative writing with a few words on technical writing. And in theory my books. And Other work I do. Well and a blog too. Maybe.

Who am I to write? Just doing something for a ridiculous number of years doesn't make you an expert. But it does suggest that if you put a stupid number of hours into something there is half a chance you'll learn enough to pass a few details on to others.

This website is the result of my idiocy. Wait let me put that another way. I really have been at this a very long time, and I actually have picked up some useful stuff. It helps that I've had a lifelong mentor. It also helps that a while ago I started compiling articles about my slant on writing and it snowballed. Well that depends on your definition of help.

I shouldn't have to say this, but I live in the land of the frivolous lawsuit, if you don't like my advice, don't take it as gospel. Actually if you do like my advice, don't take it as gospel.

Writing advice is a bit like analogies. Some of them can be quite appealing but only if you don't already know better yourself.

As I say under philosophy, the aim of my writing section is at people who are still refining things, still trying to get the hang of it, they can write but they can't make it work, IE the beginner to intermediate. Advanced writers still might find my section on writer's block well worth it.

I've tried to be reasonable and as balanced as one can be with a tendency to be opinionated, but others would disagree with me I'm sure. They're probably wrong but worth reading anyway.

And when in doubt, listen to your own rhythm.

I have a friend that approaches writing with what I would consider the worst way possible. He makes me want to pull my hair out every time we talk about it. But as a result has the most imaginative story I have ever encountered. So who am I to judge?

Last updated July 31st, 2016

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