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Phin Hall

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April 2014


In 1988, I was twelve. A man from my village church read a story I’d written at school and told me I should pursue writing as a career. I ignored his advice, as I had already decided to be a vet.

I am not a vet.

There are times I’m not even sure I’m a writer.

My first job, if you ignore the paper round (£2.65 for three hours’ work, spent immediately in the shop) and the failed attempts at working in a supermarket, was as a secretary. That’s the kind of thing you end up doing when you have a degree in music. Since then I’ve been an Operations Manager for a language school, run a pub in the Cotswolds, and been a troubleshooter sent around Europe to placate angry clients. I’ve been a youth worker, a piano teacher (that’s the music degree paying f
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Phin Hall There's only one way to deal with writer's block in all it's many forms (which include such delights as thinking I'm a terrible writer, thinking my…moreThere's only one way to deal with writer's block in all it's many forms (which include such delights as thinking I'm a terrible writer, thinking my book is a waste of time, convincing myself I don't have time to write, comparing my work with other people's, failing to plot sufficiently, and just not wanting to write) and it's this: KEEP ON WRITING.

Write rubbish, write outside the plot, write although it may all get deleted tomorrow, write even though there is no time in the day to do so. Write. That's the only way to break through it. Did I say, "only"?

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Phin Hall There are so many perks to being a writer. You can gaze into space for hours and, if challenged, explain you're busy working through a plot line. You…moreThere are so many perks to being a writer. You can gaze into space for hours and, if challenged, explain you're busy working through a plot line. You can set up your laptop or notebook in the cafe or the pub, or even just in bed - you can write from anywhere. You can tell people you're a writer and sound more interesting than you actually are. You can swan around all day doing nothing - have a bath, watch a film, look at a corner - then cram in the day's writing work between 10pm and 2am, when everyone else is asleep.

But the best thing? That's got to be the escape it provides into a world that no one else has visited. When you write fiction, no matter how close to reality it is, you are creating a world that does not exists - a parallel universe, if you like, populated by the characters in your head and yourself as the only observer.
And if I can pass just a little of that escape on to others who read my books, I'm a happy man.(less)
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Eight months ago, I got the opportunity to write a screenplay and, at last, the second draft is complete. I call this the ‘Clothes Rack’ draft. This is where the story gets written in full for the first time, but it’s still only a general sense of how the final story will be – it’s like a wardrobe full of clothes, that can now be shifted around, added to and taken away, though the general shape...

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