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Phil Hurst
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I’m approaching the end of a draft at the moment, and I’ve noticed that the amount I’m writing per session is picking up. Even my edits (which is a task I don’t really like) are coming faster and faster. However, then I look back at what I’ve written and…
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In exciting news, I’ve also decided to put something special together following a successful 12 months since writewithphil.com launched in its current form. I’m going to be putting together a Write with Phil book, which will take some of the best posts…
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As the leaves turn yellow and begin to fall, writers rub their hands with glee. The nights get longer and the days shorter, and writers smile and chat about all the work they’re going to get done. The weather gets colder and a writer will chuckle with…
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In my day job, my team and I are encouraged to be generalists. We are told that the best way to be able to deal with the different jobs that we do during the working week. It also prepares us for roles in the future. This week though, I started thinking –…
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For the last two weeks I’ve been introducing the first two major myths about social media for writers (part one here). So far, I’ve pointed out that being a writer on social media is much more difficult than some people who have you think! This week, I’m…
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There’s no getting away from social media at the moment. It seems to be all encompassing, spurring news stories, providing distractions, and allow people to connect in a way that hasn’t been possible before. For writers, social media can be an…
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This is the first in a series of posts that I’m writing to smash away at some of the myths around social media for new writers. There are a number of reasons that writers use social media. Sometimes it’s a distraction, sometimes its a way to…
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Eventually, you do realise that someone is going to have to read your work? Whether it’s beta readers, actual readers, or competition judges, you can’t hide your work from everyone forever. It’s difficult, though, to know when a piece of writing is a…
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Too often I see writers focusing too much on how much they’ve completed in a calendar year. How many short stories, how many scripts and how many novels they’ve put together in the previous 12 months. They will look at the output as if it’s the only way…
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While at work the other day, I wrote the little note below to myself before an important meeting. I was going to be facing some higher ups, all of whom had high expectations of me. I was prepared and ready to answer any questions, but I was still nervous.…
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