E. J. Dawson

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Journeying Pain Most writes say that their writing life is a journey and that it’s different for every writer. Ups and downs, versions of success, what they’re writing and how its published. So many different paths to take. But we have one thing in common: the doubt. The “what if” thoughts that are never or rarely optimistic, and if they are, many contain an overwhelming chunk of inevitable disappointment. I remember the… Read More

Writing a whole novel, an honest over 70k full and complete manuscript, tears out your soul. But that doesn’t change that you wrote a whole book.

The Wall – Reassessing Failure #inspiration #writers #keepwriting #writerslife #amwriting #writingcommunity

I have not been silent on my support of the Black Lives Matters movement and I’ve been doing that by one action alone; sharing and retweet the voices of those it affects most. Today some of those words were lost. A clear screen shot on Taia Dominique’s Twitter can be seen that she posted the whole poem, but that later other parts of it were taken down. This is not right, the… Read More

In everything that’s going on at the moment I know some of you are more scared than you’ve ever been before.   There are a million things going on outside our control. Fear eats a hole in our stomachs as we twitch aside window curtains and wonder if just one more visit to the store will bring home a fatal virus.   We lived with our parents and grandparents dread of another… Read More

    Yep. I’m doing it.   I’ve had a Patreon page set up for over month now I haven’t launched. I have been planning it now for about a year. I didn’t do it because asking people to support me in my writing journey from a financial point of view felt crap.   But after spending a year doing nothing but give I’ve come to a point where I need to… Read More

Hilariously enough this post is not about games, one of my favourite past times.   This is about the miserable blog post I drafted last night about finding the strength within with a good cry and some sobby youtube clips because my last week has been awful. On one day I received three agent rejections and two job rejections. So I wrote this post at 2am last night feeling very sober and… Read More

This was meant to be a delightful post I wrote several days ago about my accomplishments this year. I’ve not had time to go over it, given the NSW fire issues but wanted to post it anyway because despite everything it doesn’t take away my accomplishments of this year. I wrote a story in this blogpost to help relay what its been like. You have to find ways to remember all you’ve… Read More

Welcome one and all to my blog!   For All Hallows Eve (look, if you haven’t figured out I’m Australian by now here is you’re cue), I wish to present to those on the cusp and preparing for the dreaded thirty days of mayhem, trauma, and soul crushing despair, faced during the course of Nanowrimo, the kind of foe which every writer has come to know…   WRITERS BLOCK!   Scary, yeah?… Read More