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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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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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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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4 Ways Travelling Makes you a Better Writer

Good morning star gazers and adventure seekers, I hope you've all had an amazing week. If you follow me on social media (instagram, twitter, facebook) you may have seen that I've spent my week in Italy. I've explored Rome, Pompeii and Vatican City and it has left me rather blown away. So, it seems apt… Continue reading 4 Ways Travelling Makes you a Better Writer

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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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Writers: How to Stay Motivated

Good morning writers, I hope you've had a great week. My week has been quite a drag and full of ups and downs. Good days and bad days. It got me thinking about how to stay motivated, how do you keep writing when life is busy and complicated and you are tired and stressed. It… Continue reading Writers: How to Stay Motivated

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Creating Characters: Choosing Names

Good morning word warriors, I hope you're having a royally wonderful weekend. I seem to have a bit of a mini blog series going on about creating characters. Previously, I've discussed physical character traits and positive and negative personality traits. But today, I'm going to talk about choosing character names. Personally, choosing character names is… Continue reading Creating Characters: Choosing Names

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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