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November 16th 2022 - Well, here we are again.

I've already gone through a cycle of starting this blog, failing to update it and then deleting it. This time will be a little different as I'm dialling the expectations down to zero.

I initially started this blog after being inspired by Austin Kleon's 'Show Your Work'. In that book, he says that in order to be discoverable as an artist, we must carve a digital space for ourselves, update it regularly and engage with the community we seek to join. In doing so, "showing our work" not only tells the world what we're all about but provides a resource for others on similar paths to us.

Right now I have plenty of spaces for my writing.

I have:

  • My personal private journal which I update nearly every day.

  • A writing exercise book which I try to use consistently in fun ways.

  • My project-by-project work which I usually work on in the mornings and around my day job.

  • My other blog, that short fiction site, where I post fortnightly reviews of short story collections and novellas.

What I think I'm missing is a space to write about what I learn as a developing writer.

So that's what this space will be. Nothing serious. Just me documenting the progress I make in writing. A public writer's diary.


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