Does Your Story Require More Cooking Time? #AmWriting

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Your story idea is busy cooking on the creative stove inside your head. It will bubble away nicely under a steady heat as you go about your daily business. One day you will get a delicious whiff of your story in the form of an interesting scene or a quirky character and your excitement will […]

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How To Deal With Too Many Fictional Characters Inside Your Head #Writer

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It’s not easy being a writer. We find ourselves drawn to tweed based outfits, berets, Twitter, book shops and attractive notebooks. We stare into space a lot, walk around with pencils permanently tucked behind our ears, get excited over word counts, cover our walls in post it notes and lose ourselves while reading books. One […]

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Things You Should Do With New Story Ideas #AmWriting

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I believe brand new story ideas should be handled with care and attention. Looking back I wish I had read a post like this when I was starting to take my writing seriously. I was so excited with my shiny new story ideas that I wanted to tell everyone I met about them. The trouble […]

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Looking For My Lanterns: People & Things That Light Me Up #Motivation

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I’m not going to name that damn virus because spelling it out makes me angry and sad. We all know about the virus I am talking about. The one which has brought a lot of fear, chaos and darkness into all our lives. This situation has already taught me to value people and things which […]

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10 Lessons I Learned From 6 Years of Blogging #Blogger

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This is a strange time to be living in right now. The world feels like it’s in chaos. So, this week I have decided to write about something which gives me strength and makes me positive; my blog. I am a few weeks away from my 6th year blogging anniversary. Still can’t believe I have […]

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Why I Stopped Questioning My Own Writing Process #MondayBlogs

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I love experiencing what I call a writing epiphany. They’re not regular occurrences and I think this is what makes them so wonderful. Mine always seem to occur while I am in my little car on my way to work at around seven in the morning. This is the time of the day when my brain will […]

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