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5 Ways To Portray Your Characters

Morning writers! I hope you've all had a good week. As my first draft for novel 2 plods along, I am realising that I need to do more work on portraying my characters. My revisions, re-writes and edits will focus heavily on the characters and how they are portrayed to the reader. So, I've already… Continue reading 5 Ways To Portray Your Characters

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Turning an Idea into a Plot

Good morning writers, I hope you've had a great week. I took a little time out this week, and took myself to Edinburgh for a few days. It's an amazing city, and my aim was to spend some time alone, plotting novel 2 ahead of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Whether you're planning to take… Continue reading Turning an Idea into a Plot

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Advice On Submitting to Agents

Morning world builders, I hope you've all had a great week. Last Sunday I sent of my first ever submissions. I sent my carefully crafted work out into the world, and now I am up against the long wait for inevitable rejections and potential feedback. It's taken a long time to reach this point and… Continue reading Advice On Submitting to Agents

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Novel Writing: What If It’s Boring?

Good morning, amazing writing community. I hope you're all well. I wanted to take today to share one of my biggest writing fears. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this. What if my novel is boring? When you spend so much time with the story, it can be hard to tell. And… Continue reading Novel Writing: What If It’s Boring?

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Novel Editing Mistakes to Avoid

Good morning, superstars. I hope you've all had a brilliant week. For me, it's been another week of editing. Does it ever end? With editing on the brain it seemed only appropriate for this weeks blog post to focus on editing. And so I've made a list of novel editing mistakes to avoid. Take a… Continue reading Novel Editing Mistakes to Avoid

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3 Reasons to Take a Break from Writing

Morning storytellers and life changers! I hope you are all a great week. I'm away at the moment, visiting a friend, so I'm keeping it short and sweet today on the blog. I want to talk about the importance of taking a break. As writer's we are told to make writing a habit, to write… Continue reading 3 Reasons to Take a Break from Writing

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Writers: Don’t Edit Away Your Voice

Good morning wonderful writers, I hope you've all had a great week. This week I finished another set of edits, which I think puts me on draft...7? 8? I've lost count! Since I finished my first draft almost a year ago, it has been not stop edits. It's safe to say my story is a… Continue reading Writers: Don’t Edit Away Your Voice

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Novel Writing: What if it’s all for Nothing?

Good morning, creatives and creators. I hope you've all had a good week. Mine started slow and has ended better! In the earlier stages of the week I was having some bad writing days, and some major writer's doubt. But I've tried to be kind to myself, to relax and give myself a break. As… Continue reading Novel Writing: What if it’s all for Nothing?

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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!