The Yin and Yang of Writing Advice

Advice that I totally, one hundred percent endorse!

Jacey Bedford

Writing advice is great – when it works for you. When it doesn’t, find another way of doing things.

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” —W. Somerset Maugham:

“Follow no rule off a cliff”—CJ Cherryh

yin-yangAccepted Wisdom says: Write every day.

I say: Except when you can’t. It’s all about balance. Come on, guys, life sometimes gets in the way. Some days just have your name on the shit-list from the get-go. You have a dentist’s appointment and come home feeling like you’ve been kicked in the chops by a donkey. Your kid is sick and clingy, so you have to do the mum/dad thing because that’s what being a mum/dad is all about. The washing machine repair man is due at 9.00 a.m., the central heating’s on the fritz and you have a dinner party for fourteen people to prepare…

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Proxima V – The Vault Festival

I attended several of the Vault Festival events last year and was blown away by all of them! Sited in vault-like spaces under Waterloo these are experiences you don’t want to miss. So, here’s the info you need…

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This is an official plea for assistance.

The Earth is imperiled. Resources are being depleted at an unprecedented rate. Politics is in turmoil across the globe. It is no longer possible to engage with others without owning accounts for Netflix, Now TV and Amazon Prime simultaneously.

The People are dangerously close to being without hope.

We need brave individuals to offer themselves for the next phase of human existence: off-world. We are preparing a flight manifest of those willing to join us in our first efforts to colonise a new world – a better world, not so far, far away. We call it: PROXIMA V.

Well – maybe. It’s an idea, anyway. We’re not quite ready to abandon all hope just yet. It’s easy to feel despair in these times of political and economic uncertainty – but we look to the skies and find no sign of any limits to human creativity and passion.

Join us on PROXIMA V – a carefully selected strand of sci-fi and space shows designed to make you smile, and make you think about where we’re all headed. Check out the programme below and reach for the stars.

100 Voices – Volume Two

One Hundred Voices Volume Two is now available for pre-order! Following up on the success of One Hundred Voices Volume One, there is a brand new collection of short 100-voicesstories and pieces of flash fiction from one hundred unique authors. While a good amount of the authors who will be published in Volume Two were also published Volume One, there are also many new authors from around the world (including me!).

Be sure to check out this exciting new collection. Use the discount code: 100V2V69 to save 10% off the price.

Check Out Volume Two!

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