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Argyle Hartley
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Moving House
Thank you for visiting! I have moved this blog to  Wordpress .

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Day 7 of NaNoWriMo: in which I turned to the dark side
Ever since I can remember doing any form of writing, I have been a 'pantser'. Not through any specific desire to be one who flies by the seat of their pants, nor did I set out to abjectly avoid doing any plotting of any kind. More because, that was how I wr...

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Day 3 of NaNoWriMo: in which motivation returns and a darkness occurs
So after the flop was day 2, I was determined hit day 3 full on and win, win, WIN! And boy did I do that. 1,799 words in one hour. That was enough to push me back up above the daily average of 1,667 required to write 50,000 words in a month. AWESOME! Yay, m...

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Day 2 of NaNoWriMo: in which work gets in the way
What a day! If you had told me that two days in to NaNoWriMo I'd already be falling behind, I wouldn't have believed you. Unfortunately, you'd be correct and I'd be wrong. The best laid plans etc, etc, scuppered by a busy day at work and lack of time to wri...

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National Novel Writing Month
November sees the start of #NaNoWriMo  - although maybe it should be renamed GloNoWriMo! I have decided to take on the challenge this year, despite failing to even write a word last year. But, just to add on the pressure of writing 1,667 words per day for a...

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Oh Friend, who art thou?
In a world that has never been so connected through ease of travel, mobile technology and the internet, we cannot help but witness and feel the plight of so many refugees from countries torn apart by war. Then why when we are so connected, can so many peopl...

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The Challenge: #7X7X7X7
One of my critique partners, Jim Ormande , recently invited me to take the #7x7x7x7 challenge. I have graciously accepted! The rules are: you post the next 7 lines after the 7th line on the 7th page of a work in progress and then invite 7 other writers to d...

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Prologues
There has been much chatter about prologues in the #PitchWars channels in the past couple of weeks. Some people like prologues, some people detest them. I've always found them a bit of a distraction, if I'm honest, but that didn't prevent me from writing on...

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