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4 Reasons to Use Writing Prompts

Morning day dreamers, I hope you are all well. This past week has been very busy, I've had work every day for 8 hours, lots of uni studying to do and lots of other plans with family and friends. As such, I haven't had much time for working on my novel, however I am looking… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Use Writing Prompts

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5 Reasons to Make and Use Flash Cards

Morning writers, I hope you are all well! My blog post today focuses on what I'm calling 'Flash Cards' and some reasons why I think it's beneficial to make and use them while writing a novel. As with any advice, this is one person's opinion and may not be for you, but personally I have… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Make and Use Flash Cards

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4 Reasons to Visit your Novel’s Location

Good morning writers and a happy Sunday to you. I am a bit behind with this weeks post and have usually written and posted it a few hours earlier. However, I am sleepy and a little poorly, so I am only just getting around to it. Today, I'd like to focus on reasons you should… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Visit your Novel’s Location

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The Dos and Don’ts of Finishing your First Draft

There is nothing, quite like finishing a first draft. Nothing quite so exciting and relieving...and I have done it, fellow writers! Last Sunday, after typing up my blog post here I settled down with my writing and...I did it! I don't know how else to say it, I felt a little bit shocked for a… Continue reading The Dos and Don’ts of Finishing your First Draft

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Finding Inspiration in TV and Film

Happy Sunday Writers! I hope you've all had a good week. As it goes, mine has been a bit of a rollercoaster. I have some quite difficult, stressful situations in my life right now, yet also my novel writing is going really well. I am finally out of my writer's slump and less than a week away… Continue reading Finding Inspiration in TV and Film

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The Writer’s Slump…and How to Beat It

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well and your writing journey's are moving at a happy pace. I certainly hope you're not as I am right now...stuck in the middle of a real, writer's slump. Thankfully, I seem to be on my way out of it but it's been a tough couple of… Continue reading The Writer’s Slump…and How to Beat It

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Finding Inspiration in Travel

Good morning, writers and 'wonderers'! I hope you're having a great weekend so far. Today, on the blog, I've decided to add another to my 'Finding Inspiration...' series. I've previously discussed Finding Inspiration in Places and Finding Inspiration in Music so today, I've decided to focus on travel. This is not random! I have returned… Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Travel

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Writers – The Things that Stop You Dreaming

Good morning, story tellers! Before I get too far into this blog I have a confession to make; I stole today's blog title. Let me explain... ...the title has been taken from a song by Passenger called Things That Stop You Dreaming. It's a gorgeous song and I highly recommend you give it a listen, if… Continue reading Writers – The Things that Stop You Dreaming

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Writing Your Novel Out of Order…

...does it work? Hello everyone, happy Sunday to you! As I am nearing the end of my first draft (eeek, I think I am anyway!) I have been thinking a lot recently about the unusual way I approached my writing this time. I have written novel length stories in the past and always forced myself… Continue reading Writing Your Novel Out of Order…

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Tips for Writing Multiple Perspectives

Happy Sunday, bloggers! Hope you''re all well. Last week was a bad week for writing for me, as highlighted in last weeks blog post. This week hasn't seen me hit a huge word count by any means, but it has been better and I'm hoping that this means next week will be better still. I've… Continue reading Tips for Writing Multiple Perspectives

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A Bad Week for Writing

Good morning writers and a very happy Sunday to you all. I was struggling to decide whether or not to blog this week, as I'd taken a couple of days away from the instagram due to having a pretty terrible week. For a few reasons, some small, some a little bigger, I have had a lot… Continue reading A Bad Week for Writing

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An Open Letter to my Protagonist…

...and why you should write one too. Hello writers! Inspired by three wonderful bloggers and writers (readtolivetowrite, M.A. Ryan and JadeLM) I have decided to write an open letter to Nadia, one of my protagonists from my current WIP. It's really opened my eyes to her even more and I strongly recommend that all writer's… Continue reading An Open Letter to my Protagonist…

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Finding Inspiration in Music

As a writer I find inspiration in everything; places, people, conversations...the list is endless! As a music lover it's no surprise that I take a great deal of inspiration from music and in more ways than one! I'd like to share with you four different ways of finding inspiration in music that I hope will… Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Music

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Fit Writing into your Busy Life

Finding time to write can be difficult. We all know it. But I'm starting to realise that there's more time in the day than I'd allowed myself to believe before. Many artists are procrastinators and I think sometimes we writer's do it without even realising it. It could be because we want out writing time… Continue reading Fit Writing into your Busy Life

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I thought I’d lost it…

...the heart sinking moment I thought I'd lost my project notebook, and what I learnt from it. Morning, everyone! If you saw last weeks blog post, you'll know that I was in London last weekend! And while I was there, a truly wonderful exciting thing happened! My wonderful boyfriend, my rock, my greatest source of… Continue reading I thought I’d lost it…

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5 Places to Write

5 Places to Write that Aren't Home Hi everyone! I am in London today after a truly fantastic weekend away with my boyfriend. London is where my novel is set and although we've been here for different reasons I can't help but 'see' my characters on these wonderful, old streets! Anyway, I'm going to keep… Continue reading 5 Places to Write

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Uninspired, Unmotivated or Unavailable

Hi everyone, and a very happy Sunday to you! Today's blog post focuses on the three main reasons you may not be meeting your writing goals and targets and what to do about it! In my opinion the three reasons a person might have for not writing are; A) You are uninspired B) You are… Continue reading Uninspired, Unmotivated or Unavailable

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Two Projects at Once – The Pros and Cons

Good morning, fellow writers! Today's blog post is about working on two projects at once, and the pros and cons of doing this. Be it two novels, a novel and a short story, a short story and a script or any of the hundreds of possibilities, I hope this post will help you (and me!)… Continue reading Two Projects at Once – The Pros and Cons

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5 Mistakes Made by Aspiring Authors

Happy Sunday, everyone and welcome back to my blog! I've had quite a good writing week this week; while I may not have built up a huge word count, I've started to understand some of my characters even more and move my plot along well. So I'm feeling pretty smiley about it! Even so, today… Continue reading 5 Mistakes Made by Aspiring Authors

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Finding Inspiration in Places

Happy Sunday to you all! Thank you for reading my blog. It is still very new, but I am absolutely loving writing it and it's helping to keep me focused on my dreams and my goals. Today, I'd like to share a cute little post about finding inspiration in places. My imagination bursts into life… Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Places

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5 Tips For Getting Back Into Writing

It doesn't matter how long you spend away from writing; a month, a year, several years; it's always going to be difficult to get back into it. Especially if you're returning to an 'abandoned' project. In last week's blog post I spoke about the things I learned in a year of no writing. Today, I'd like… Continue reading 5 Tips For Getting Back Into Writing

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8 Things Only Writer’s Do…

Morning everyone! I usually type up my blog posts on a Sunday morning and use something I've done/learnt/thought that week as the inspiration. As it happens, I am writing this to you from the past, because RIGHT NOW (as you're reading this) I have some friends down to stay who I've not seen in ages,… Continue reading 8 Things Only Writer’s Do…