Category: Thoughts

Thoughts on… Writer’s Block and Self-Doubt [by Jannat Ahmed]

You’ve done it before. Sat in front of a pristine notebook, in front of a blank screen and agonised. ‘The’ you type, or ‘She’ you write. But where next? Intermittent writer’s block affects plenty of new writers, but we’re going to share our thoughts on why it happens and what you can do to move past it.   In my

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Thoughts on… Editing [by Jonas David]

There isn’t always a hard line between the writing and the editing process. We run several versions of a sentence through our head before writing it; immediately after writing it, we may change the sentence again. Almost every time I open my document to do some writing, I’ll see a change I can make to the words I wrote the

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Why we aren’t a paying market

Over the past 10 months since our Lucent Dreaming website opened for submissions we’ve been asked several times, both graciously and ungraciously, why we don’t pay our contributors. It isn’t a tough question to answer: we currently can’t afford it. When my friends and I started Lucent Dreaming with no money except the savings I had from university–which you can

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