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Three paradoxes of writing life

Roz Morris comes through with some writerly wisdom…

Today this is a re-blog—tomorrow, I’ll blog some of my own thoughts about it :-)

Nail Your Novel

MC Escher Paradox of being a writerYesterday I spoke at the New Generation Publishing selfpub summit, and the discussions threw up some interesting paradoxes that writers encounter.

1 We must produce, but never rush.
Unless we’re writing only for the satisfaction of filling a document, we need an output mentality. We set schedules, aim to present work to critiquers, editors and readers, build a rack of titles for more market share and £££. But we must also learn our natural pace to give a book the proper time.

Last week Maya Goode took my post about the slow-burn writer and added some thoughts of her own, resolving to be swift with her blogging output, and leisurely about her fiction. (To an extent, this post will include a hopscotch through my archives. If you’ve recently arrived on this blog and these ideas strike a chord, these links are a junction box for further exploring.)

Certainly, some books…

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2 responses to “Three paradoxes of writing life

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris January 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    As ever – thanks for the signal boost, Alexander.


  2. Alexander M Zoltai January 19, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Bigger boost tomorrow, Roz, when I throw in my 2 cents :-)


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