Are you near your writing desk? Have a look at what’s lurking on it right now. Do you really need the [select from below] scented candle, outdated newsletters, empty drink bottle, chocolate wrapper, tiny cactus, stuffed toy, CD, old birthday card, etc etc? Our surroundings reflect our mental state. Messy desk, messy mind. Some people …

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You’ve probably heard the old dictum: ‘Write only what you know’. The unspoken ending for this line is ‘… or run the risk of looking like an idiot.’ Okay, then. Let’s run the risk! When I first started writing fiction seriously, I took the quote to heart. I’m a lawyer, so I should write a …

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