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Writer’s block? Relax! Do something else.

Writer's block is a somewhat contentious concept. Some believe it is a real hurdle in the writing journey, others might say it is simply procrastination. I guess, as with many elements of writing, there is not right or wrong answer. Each writer is different. Personally, I think it's a thing. A block in the mind,… Continue reading Writer’s block? Relax! Do something else.

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5 Quotes To Spur You On While Editing Your Novel

Editing is an essential part of the journey for any writer. It's the stage I'm at with my work in progress, and so has been a bit of a theme on the blog recently. I've discussed questions you should ask yourself while editing, as well as sharing my step-by-step editing method. It's not always easy… Continue reading 5 Quotes To Spur You On While Editing Your Novel

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5 ways to make writing a habit

There's no doubt that amazing things happen when you make writing a habit. But how do you get to that point? With all the things that can get in the way of writing, particularly when life is busy, it's not easy. Here's some tips to get you started. Write at the same time each day… Continue reading 5 ways to make writing a habit

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5 Reasons to Finish your Writing Project

Inspiration and ideas can strike writers at any time. They're always lurking, those little moments in life that spark the plot for a novel or short story. And that spark is electric, it's exciting, it pulls your pen to paper until you're fizzing with the sheer need to tell that story. However, although it's hard,… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Finish your Writing Project

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Using Freewriting to Beat Writer’s Block

Good morning wonderful writers, I hope you've had a great week. Mine has been exhausting. I started my new job, and it's extremely full on and quite a large step out of my comfort zone. I am really enjoying it though! While I get used to my new routine (which includes a four hour round… Continue reading Using Freewriting to Beat Writer’s Block

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Novel Writing: Finishing the Third Draft

Good morning writers. I hope this week is treating you well. Recently, my writing has been on a role, so I'm pleased to say I have finished my third draft! When I say finished, what I really mean is, I have loads of notes, some chapters that need to be written from scratch and a… Continue reading Novel Writing: Finishing the Third Draft

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Finding Inspiration in Christmas

Morning writer's and a very happy Christmas Eve to you! I am so excited for Christmas, and so of course I've chosen a festive theme for today's post. I have a few blog in my 'Finding Inspiration' series, including finding inspiration in music, travel and films.  So, today, please enjoy some tips on Finding Inspiration… Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Christmas

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Writers; Take your own advice

Wow...now that sounds like a bit of a rude title! I can ensure you that it isn't intended so! Nor do I intend, contrary to the title, to not offer you any advice in this blog post. It's just that my advice is...well, to take your own advice. Allow me to explain! Through here and instagram I am… Continue reading Writers; Take your own advice

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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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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…