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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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Creating Characters: Hobbies and Interests

Morning daydreamers, I hope you've all had a great week. I am still in the editing stages of novel 1 right now, but also using my down time to flesh out ideas for novel 2. I find this a more relaxing process, so it counts as down time and productivity all at once - perfect!… Continue reading Creating Characters: Hobbies and Interests

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Want to be a Writer? Embrace It!

Morning all, I hope you've had a week of smiles and stories. This week's blog post is focusing on something I've been thinking about a lot lately, and something I think other aspiring authors and unpublished writers should think about too. I've always worked full time, I've been in marketing for 10 years.  And I've spent many… Continue reading Want to be a Writer? Embrace It!

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Finding Inspiration in the City

Good morning writers, and what a very hot and sunny morning it is (or at least here in England)! I realised this morning that it's been a while since I added to the Finding Inspiration series. I've done a few of these posts encouraging writers to find inspiration in many things. Some previous examples include… Continue reading Finding Inspiration in the City

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Writers: Reasons to Seek Feedback

Morning all, I hope your week has been filled with sunshine and smiles. I'm working really hard on another round of edits at the moment, thanks to feedback from my first readers. The sheer support, useful feedback and encouragement from these readers has made this next step very exciting. Readers have included my wonderful fiance… Continue reading Writers: Reasons to Seek Feedback

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Novel Writing: Tips on Research

Morning all, I hope you've had a wonderful week. Last week I was asked if I would do a post on researching for novel writing. I love the research stage of plotting and writing. I think you find more ideas and inspiration while researching as well as learning so much more about certain subjects. It… Continue reading Novel Writing: Tips on Research

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4 Things That Happen When You Make Writing a Habit

Good morning day dreamers and story tellers. I hope your week has been full of productivity and happiness! I have had a rather long, stressful and fatigue filled week and yet somehow between it all I have found time to work on my novel edits every day! And it is because of this that I'd… Continue reading 4 Things That Happen When You Make Writing a Habit

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Novel Editing: A Love/Hate Relationship

Morning storytellers and world travellers. I hope you've all had a fantastic week. I'm going to jump straight to it; does anybody else have a love/hate relationship with editing? I certainly do! I asked on twitter this week, if I'm mad because I am really enjoying editing my novel. There was a mixed response, but… Continue reading Novel Editing: A Love/Hate Relationship