When the going gets tough, the tough make coffee and drink it staring over their computers through the heat-fogged window and blame everything on the contractors next door with their hammering and drilling and talk back radio, until the contractors have gone home and the hammering has stopped and the tough are still staring through their heat-fogged windows and it’s time to pour some wine.
While the edit is proceeding apace I have decided to abort. Why? 1. Two comments from first my partner and then my mum put me off my stride. The first from my partner was, like, at 9 pp an hour aren’t we talking quantity not quality. And that really freaked me out because I don’t…
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http://www.swampwriting.com/ A great opportunity for postgraduate writing students. Swamp is an initiative of the University of Newcastle, and publishes a wide range of top-notch stories by emerging writers, focusing on but not limited to Australia.
My 1991 edition of Stephen King’s story collection, Nightshift, begins with an introduction by John D MacDonald (most famous for his detective Trevor McGee and for his story, The Executioners, which provided the basis for the film Cape Fear (1962, 1991). MacDonald tells it straight. In order to write well you need: 1. Compulsive Diligence…
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