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Scott Perkins
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I make neat things out of words.
I make neat things out of words.

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  Yesterday, my publisher, Laurence, asked his stable of authors whether we consider ourselves “Shy”. I think he was hoping to get push aside some author stereotypes and rally us to get out there and make some noise, sell some books, rattle the glass,…

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Outside of my family, there are two people who inspired me to become a writer: Jim Henson and Dr Seuss. But that would have been a meaningless dream if there had not been someone inside my family who told me it was okay if I wanted to write that novel… as…

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It seems counter-intuitive, but writing is a visual medium. Authors have the delightful task of imagining vivid worlds, peopling them with interesting characters, and then inviting readers to join us for an adventure in our own peculiar land beyond the…

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The work is real, the deadline imaginary. Whether you made it or not, get up tomorrow & keep writing.

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Today is the last day of November, the last day of National Novel Writing Month, and a day in which thousands of writers wish that their keyboards came with an ‘Extend Deadline’ button. According to the official count, as of this morning, 15.5 million…

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It is  November and you know what that means: Writing advice season has begun. It seems to get here earlier every year. The stores are stacked with new keyboards and copies of Bird by Bird.  The interwebs are humming with tweets tagged #amwriting and…

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Life on the edge: Random thoughts on mountains and manuscripts
If I had one talent as a mountaineer, it was the complete absence of a voice in my head telling me to be afraid of the edge. I have zero fear of falling and an absolutely unfounded belief in my own sense of balance. The view of Steven's Canyon (and my boots...
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