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Pieces 08: One true opening

Day three of my writing retreat and I'm on to the opening, of which I have many. Time to cut these branches down.

Pieces 08: One true opening
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Pieces 07: Scenes and scraps

Report from day two of my writing retreat which I mostly spent sorting material into usable scenes and scraps with potential.

Pieces 07: Scenes and scraps
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Narrative kindling

Writing retreat updates, collecting story material, writing in present tense, Apple Notes tips, and NFTs for authors.

Narrative kindling
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Pieces 06: Mini discoveries

Day one of my writing retreat is all about Post its, finding all the good stuff and making some initial decisions.

Pieces 06: Mini discoveries
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Pieces 05: Birthday twins

Preparing for my writing retreat tomorrow with a couple of birthdays

Pieces 05: Birthday twins
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Pieces 04: What's the plan?

Deciding what I'll be working on next week when my writing retreat begins. Basically, lots of outlining with Post its and a tricky opening.

Pieces 04: What's the plan?
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Pieces 03: Get past the monkeys

Pre-match nerves as I prepare for my writing retreat next week, plus learning not to care and one more writing tool.

Pieces 03: Get past the monkeys
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Pieces 02: Tools of the trade

Enjoy this list of analogue and digital writing tools I'm using on my writing retreat next week.

Pieces 02: Tools of the trade
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Get it all out

Publishing slang, a timeline tool, how to grow a newsletter, writing a book in 10 days, writing fast and some great writing blogs.

Get it all out
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Pieces 01: Wishful thinking

Day one of Pieces, a pop-up newsletter documenting my home writing retreat. We talk objectives, momentum and where we start from.

Pieces 01: Wishful thinking