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by benjdutton
December 20th, 2009, 9:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you ever feel you're getting worse?
Replies: 13
Views: 2636

Re: Do you ever feel you're getting worse?

You guys and gals are probably right. I've been wondering whether I've been writing the wrong sort of thing. So afraid of repeating myself I've been trying to write things I normally wouldn't. I'm going to return to my comfort zone, write somethings just for myself and see how it feels. Thank you fo...
by benjdutton
December 17th, 2009, 2:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you ever feel you're getting worse?
Replies: 13
Views: 2636

Do you ever feel you're getting worse?

Over the last few years I've struggled more and more with my writing: I turned 30 this year and have been writing since I was, what, five years old. I know my talent improved, really coming into it's own when I was 19/20. My writing at 21, 22, while I was studying for a degree, was strong, vibrant. ...
by benjdutton
December 17th, 2009, 2:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you have a writing routine?
Replies: 14
Views: 3192

Re: Do you have a writing routine?

Like some of the others have already said, I think you have to set a routine. I used to have one - every morning from eleven to one I'd write, aiming for a thousand words. The last few months I've gotten out of that routine and it's hard to get back in. The writing suffers because of it. I think you...
by benjdutton
December 17th, 2009, 2:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
Replies: 46
Views: 11955

Re: Do you write the same genre you read?

It is a good question. I read just about anything - if it's a good story well told you've got me. Don't care whether it's about humans, animals or elves. My default setting is literary fiction, especially literary Americana - Philip Roth, Cormac McCarthy etc and literary Irish - Sebastian Barry, Col...
by benjdutton
December 17th, 2009, 2:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Injuries from writing?
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: Injuries from writing?

The only similiar thing I have is that if I type for too long my fingers ache - I'm always cracking them - and I have to stop. Consequently I can't type for long periods. But then I prefer to write by hand first so I only deal with the pain some of the time. Too much of one activity is always going ...