Monthly Archives: November 2011

iPad to iWrite

So I got this iPad. I played with it for a couple of days… I was a little disappointed. It did not have ms word, no real keyboard. I had trouble typing with any accuracy or speed on the pad … Continue reading

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The ultimate writer’s block – family holidays

It happens every year. From mid- November to January 3rd the looming family/country holiday swoops down and grabs helpless writers from their chairs and sends them spinning into turkeys, carolers, Christmas trees and malls. The two choices usually are; loose … Continue reading

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A common method to create Constant Contained Conflict. (CCC)

Constant contained conflict, the second part of the nine part of the 3by3 Writing Method is used in every form of storytelling. One of the most common use of CCC, especially in movies and television is through the device of … Continue reading

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The 3by3 Writing Method – win win situation

Lets face it, times have changed. Even printing books is becoming slightly obsolete. I read books on my ipad and my phone. The great thing about the new frontier is that you can get published very inexpensively or have physical … Continue reading

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Tech addiction

I realized my tech addiction is terminal. Last week I got an iPad. Now I have a non-so-smart phone, a laptop, a soon to be fixed desk top and an iPad. I write on the laptop and use the others … Continue reading

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How the 3by3 Writing Method accommodates free writers

The argument still rages about which is better – letting the book write itself or following a detailed plot plan Usually following a set plan is a recipe for disaster for the creative writer. Either author rebels and goes another … Continue reading

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Three reasons why the 3by3 writing method is good for relationships

There was a section of my life where I was totally obsessed with my novel. Everyone in my immediate social circle was sick and tired of hearing about my book. The reason the 3by3 Writing Method is good for relationships … Continue reading

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Two types of writers

I believe there are two extreme types of writers. I do not have the courage to be the one extreme, and I am not a liar, so like most, I swing back and forth between the middle. On one hand … Continue reading

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Why I have a problem with the 3by3 Writing Method

I created the method, I believe in it. But there’s a problem with it. My personality, like many other writers is that of a solitary individual who likes to control his characters, plots and conflicts. But the 3by3 writing method … Continue reading

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Is writing on a keyboard easier then old school?

I really have no choice. My handwriting has become so bad, I could pass as a doctor just by my signature. When I was younger I actually designed letterhead, used calligraphic pens and printed notes so crisply they were ready … Continue reading

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