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3 (More) ‘Must-Have’ Books for Writers

Good morning wonderful writers. December is upon us! I hope it is a great month for you all. Around this time last year I shared a list of three 'must-have' books for writers. And this year, with Christmas looming on the horizon, it seemed  a good time to share three more! Take a peek: 1.… Continue reading 3 (More) ‘Must-Have’ Books for Writers

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Finding Inspiration in Summer

Good morning storytellers and sun seekers! I hope you've all had a brilliant week. I've been thinking about how long it's been since I added to the 'Finding Inspiration...' series, and what with summer in full swing this seemed like an appropriate theme. There are loads of ways to find inspiration in summer, so I… Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Summer

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World Building: Creating Maps

Good morning star gazers and explorers. I hope you've had a good week. This week I was feeling a little downhearted at times, so I took a look back at some of my old writing. It's helpful to see how far I've come at times like this. As I looked back, I found an old… Continue reading World Building: Creating Maps

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5 Reasons to Print Out Your Work In Progress

Hello writers and good morning to you! I hope you've all had a great week. Last week I spoke about finishing the third draft of my novel, and with the third draft done I took to printing my work in progress out. Having this physical copy was important to me for the next stage of… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Print Out Your Work In Progress

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My favourite childhood books

Morning all, I am taking this week to talk not directly about writing, but about books! Of course, the books we read and love shape who we are as writers, so it's still relevant in a sense. The reason I've chosen to talk about books from my childhood is because today is my birthday! I… Continue reading My favourite childhood books

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4 Ways Reading Makes you a Better Writer

Morning wonderful writers! This week has been a fairly good writing week, and I'm feeling very positive about it! There's no doubt at all that one of the reasons I've done so well is because I've read some brilliant books recently, and it's made me want to get on and write mine. The concept of… Continue reading 4 Ways Reading Makes you a Better Writer

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3 ‘Must-Have’ Books for Writers

Morning wonderful writers! I hope you are all well and enjoying December so far. I love December, but it's been pretty hectic for me so far! This week I'd like to offer a simple blog post, that contains three amazing books that I think all writers should know about. It's not too late to get these on… Continue reading 3 ‘Must-Have’ Books for Writers

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Novel Writing: The Perfect Murder Spot

Morning story tellers! Now, there's a gory title for a Sunday morning blog post! There's a reason we writers worry about what others would make of our search history. The amount of research we have to do into the things we may not understand or have never experienced, is huge. When I began planning my… Continue reading Novel Writing: The Perfect Murder Spot

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The Importance of Deadlines for Writers

Good morning, daydreamers and story tellers! I wanted to focus on the importance of deadlines today. It seemed appropriate, what with it being National Novel Writing Month and I know that many of you are taking on the challenge of 50,000 words this month. Myself, I'm not taking part in NaNo, because I am focusing… Continue reading The Importance of Deadlines for Writers

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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…