35 Things You Don’t See When You buy A Book #WritingCommunity

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The idea for this post came to me after I was reading an article on Medium about the phrase overnight success. I have always been intrigued by the term and the notion that success JUST happens to authors. Surely there is more to overnight literary fame than meets the eye? Once you type this myth […]

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Creating Pets For Your Characters – The Hidden Benefits #amwriting

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I am the owner of a small gang of unruly cats and an over excited dog. As an enthusiastic pet owner I often project human traits onto my animals. I am always talking to my cats and dog. They all have elaborate fictional histories and we often speak to one of my cats about his […]

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Different Types of Kisses πŸ’‹πŸ’• #AmWritingRomance

Before anyone says anything about the topic for this post – I am a romance writer so this is the sort of tough and challenging research I have to do. *sigh* I am in the middle of my current project and bored with writing the same old kiss so I thought to myself; there MUST […]

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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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A Letter To My Thirty Something Self

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Dear My Thirty Something Self I’m sorry Thirty Something Self but I found this today while having a sort out. After two pages of you rattling on about how you are dreading being in your forties I found myself rolling my eyes and shaking my head in disapproval. You wrote an entire NOTEBOOK about how […]

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How Visualisation Got Me Out of Writer’s Block #AmWriting

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Sorry if I am late to the party on this tip for getting oneself out of Writer’s Block. It has taken me a long time to stumble upon this technique and if I hadn’t of had a flashback to when I was in labour with my second child (who is now days away from turning […]

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