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Purchase Recommended Books or The Naked Writer Cartoons

13. February 2009

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Purchase Recommended Books or The Naked Writer Cartoons

I have great pleasure in announcing that I now have two stores available. Juiced on Writing has both an aStore (Amazon store) with my most recommended books and other products, and from today, a Cafe Press store, offering some of my favourite The Naked Writer cartoons on products including T-Shirts and journals.

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Even the Sound of ‘Procrastination’ Makes Me Want to Muck Around

12. February 2009

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Even the Sound of ‘Procrastination’ Makes Me Want to Muck Around

The sound of the word ‘procrastination’ just makes me want to procrastinate. It’s five syllables for a start. If sitting there, with the sudden realisation that I am, indeed, in the middle of a mugmire* of procrastination, it takes me a further several moments to sound the name out in my own head. Pro-crast-i-na-tion. Say [...]

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Writing Personally

10. February 2009

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Writing Personally

Today has been one of those days for me when I just wish I could crawl back into bed, and request the ‘start over’ option. For the last four hours I’ve suffered from computer problems, internet problems, and now printer problems. Without having a resolution for the final difficulty, I now look back and see [...]

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I Told Somebody I Write the Other Day…

29. January 2009

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I Told Somebody I Write the Other Day…

Writing as an Un-Mentionable I told somebody I write the other day. That person was outside of my immediate family. And they didn’t laugh in my face, or pretend I’d not said it. Perhaps that person is distant enough from me, to be impressed, unlike those who are closer acquaintances, and perhaps think they know [...]

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The Ecological Warrior, er, Writer

27. January 2009

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The Ecological Warrior, er, Writer

As a New Zealander, I was brought up to always consider the environment. In my childhood, tourism and horticulture were big commodities in my home country – and to maintain both we were enveloped as children in a doctrine to ‘look after’ our environment, watch out for fires, to not litter, to not waste. We [...]

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Announcing – A New Look

13. January 2009

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Announcing – A New Look

Excuse the mess, but to celebrate the soon to be published Ultimate Guide for Writer’s I’ve changed Juiced for Writing’s theme, and moved into one in blues and yellows to suit the Ultimate Guide. There are still a lot of changes necessary to make this all work. At the same time, I’m introducing in a [...]

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The Four Functions of a Good Title

12. January 2009

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The Four Functions of a Good Title

Trying to come up with a good title can be a difficult thing. But it helps if the following functions of a good title are kept in mind - A good title allows the reader to predict the content. A good title catches the reader’s interest A good title reflects the slant or tone of [...]

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