How to earn a gold star, or two

A month ago, after a great day's writing, Bri Lee put a little gold star sticker on her chart and thought: If I keep up with this level of productivity I’ll have my book done and dusted well before deadline! And then spent about 20 minutes with her head between her knees having a mild panic attack...

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Hurtling towards the finish line

Pen to Paper Ambassador Ben Law, like all our writing challengees, is hurtling towards the finish line and suffering all the symptoms any marathon runner inevitably feels at this stage. And there's only one option - to keep on going... But then there is the small matter of The Real Housewives of Auckland...

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Work and play

Pen to Paper Ambassador Fiona McFarlane turns to her two-year old nephew for insight on story structure. "When you spend a lot of your time at your desk squeezing out paragraphs and shifting commas, it’s wonderful – it’s necessary – to be reminded of the joys and satisfactions of telling a story."

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Writing is a muscle

SSF Volunteer Meg Madden faces Day Two of the Pen to Paper Challenge. "The Challenge is a good one for me, as it's a reason to make time to write. To put my fears, excuses, social engagements, chores and daydreaming aside and just bloody well write."

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