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The Guardian has a new series of webchats with various people in the publishing industry starting with literary agent Karolina Sutton. Meanwhile they asked various writers: Can you teach creative writing?

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May 15, 2011 at 10:31 am

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Do not place a photograph of your ­favourite author on your desk, especially if the author is one of the famous ones who committed suicide.

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Inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing, other authors give their own lists of personal dos and don’ts (Part 1, Part 2).

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February 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm

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‘Roid Writer

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Canadian writer Craig Davidson is pretty intense (read mad) when it comes to research and promoting his work, entering into an officially sanctioned boxing match to promote The Fighter.

But even he thinks he went a bit too far when he went on a full ‘steroid cycle‘.

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August 31, 2009 at 11:26 am

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“In the modern Doctor Who series, the sonic screwdriver has more in common with a magic wand than an actual mechanical device.”

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Whilst I still watch it (I dropped Torchwood after the first series and Primeval recently… never got into the Sarah Jane thing) and for the most part it’s pretty entertaining – there’s usually at least one stand-out episode each series – the new Doctor Who has some terribly lazy writing at times. Especially when it’s a Russell T Davies script. This article on the use of the sonic screwdriver as some sort of magic plot-solving device sums up a lot of my thoughts on the matter. And don’t even get me started on the that magic-paper thing…

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June 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm