Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
Writer's block was invented during the 1960s in California, as an excuse to sit around bars and cafes and not do a stroke of work all day. We have this on good authority from Douglas Adams "Hitchhikers Guide".
Four fail safe cures:
In approximately two thousand words, explain why you cannot write today. Rinse and repeat. Writer's block should be gone within the week.
(Lawrence Block, "Telling lies for fun and profit").
Read a newspaper. Choose three articles, and invent back stories to each event.
("I defy anybody to make this up!" Sheriff Bear, "No Country for Old Men").
Take a bad book and make it better. Take a good book, and make it great.
(Wm. Shakespeare, and latterly The Beatles). No plagiarism please!
When all else fails, drop an alligator through the transom.
(Apologies to Jack Bickham, "38 Most Common Writing Mistakes in Fiction" – what Mr Bickham actually said, was "Don't drop alligators through the transom.")
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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