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One Song to Rule them All… by Zoë Marriott

One Song to Rule them all, One Song to find them One Song to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…  OK, that sounds… a tiny bit sinister, … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

WRITING ROADBLOCKS by Zoë Marriott

The theme on Author Allsorts this week is how writers can avoid distractions when it comes to their work. But I think that sometimes we need to be distracted – … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

HONESTY IS A DANGEROUS POLICY by Zoë Marriott

What’s one of the first pieces of advice we tend to offer people who are anxious about getting out there and socialising? ‘Oh, just be yourself! Just be relaxed and … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 33 Comments

MY FAVOURITE POETRY by Zoë Marriott

Long before I’d gained the ability to actually finish a story (no matter how brief) I was fiendishly scribbling down poetry, sometimes at a rate of two or three new pieces a day. I have notebooks full of poems dating back to when I first gained permission from my teachers to use joined up writing. Some of it isn’t even that bad, if I do say so myself.

September 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

WRITER BUSINESS by Zoë Marriott

It’s true that most of us like to maintain an elaborate fantasy in which we’re fluffy, flakey creatives who couldn’t possibly be expected to keep track of income and expenditure, or understand taxes. But in reality, if and when you become a published writer, you will at some point need to start thinking of yourself as a business (to a certain extent – don’t turn into a soulless, faceless profit-obsessed monomaniac… unless you enjoy it, I suppose).

March 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Best Christmassy Reads by Zoë Marriott

Hello, my lovelies – and Merry Christmas! No booing at the back – we’re less than two weeks away now, so take your humbugs and go. Today I’m going to … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

CLICHE KILLER by Zoë Marriott

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post for Author Allsorts called DASTARDLY TROPES & WHAT TO DO WITH THEM, all about how to tell tropes from archetypes from … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

DASTARDLY TROPES & WHAT TO DO WITH THEM by Zoë Marriott

Tropes! Huh! Wha-aat are they good for? Absolutely nuthin’ – say it again! This probably sums up most people’s attitudes when they hear the word ‘trope’. It’s become one of … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

OPENINGS AND HOW TO NAIL THEM by Zoë Marriott

Openings. They are important. Not ALL important. Let’s not get carried away. Middles and endings are obviously still doing a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of making a … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

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