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Writing yourself out of the tunnel

I first came across the words of Rachel North in an on-line diary published by the BBC in the days after the 7th July bombings in London, back in 2005.  I remember being gripped by her account of what had happened when the Tube train she’d been on had been blown up, and the weird [...]

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Who’s your on-line writing coach?

Do you have an on-line writing coach?  I do, several in fact, although they probably don’t know it (yet). I realised the other day that one of the reasons I follow my ‘favourites’ so avidly is that they demonstrate, model, illuminate some of the vital ingredients of confident writing. Now following them avidly doesn’t mean [...]

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The spikes and thistles of authentic writing

I was thinking the other day about how authenticity means being human. “Authenticity may mean natural or beautiful. It may mean rooted geographically or morally, but behind all that it means human.” And what does that “being human” mean? It’s us, warts and all. It’s us: complex, difficult, imperfect, amazingly astonishing creatures. It’s the beauty [...]

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Starting to write with authenticity

Exploring what authenticity means as an introduction to a month long theme.

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An introduction to Confident Writing

One of the challenges of running a blog-site (rather than a conventional, static one) is that it’s constantly moving.  This is one of the joys too of course - but the challenge part comes in describing what’s going on for new readers and providing some decent signposting so people can find their way through your [...]

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