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The Coalition government has taken a severe credibility hit after switching its policy on Gonski school funding from “we support it” to “actually, we don’t support it” (AKA lying right before the election). Whatever your politics, it’s a textbook example of how being accurate with your language usage is important.
When you are working on a project, it can take time to get into the flow — and become much harder to resume with the same flow after a break. You can make it easier by intentionally stopping work at the most interesting part, advises Brian Bailey, creator of Uncommon.
A year ago I sat in bed late at night, wide awake. I was tired but unable to sleep. I sighed out loud, “I am never going to get this done in time!” I was hyperventilating. The good news? A publisher had just agreed to publish my first solo book. The bad news? Now I needed to write it. As Dorothy Parker is credited with having said, “I hate to write. I love having written.” I can relate.
Last night, A Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin took to the stage at the Sydney Opera House to discuss his popular fantasy series, the spin-off HBO TV show and his craft as a writer. Below are ten kernels of wisdom that could help budding authors write their own fantasy saga. (Surprisingly, ‘take your time’ isn’t one of them.)
I hear every single day from readers who want to know exactly how I’ve made money with my blog, The Simple Dollar, or how they can make money doing a similar thing, whether it’s starting a blog or posting YouTube videos or writing ebooks. I’m going to spell all of this out in detail so that the reality of it is as clear as possible.