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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Find Your Writing Mojo By Writing a Short Story #Writer

You have been working at the literary coalface for months. Your latest draft novel has taken far longer than you expected. At times working on your draft novel has felt more like going to war than embarking on a wonderful journey of creative discovery. You know far too much about your characters and after spending […]

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Essential Skills For Bookish Friends πŸ“š #Bookworms #AmReading #Books

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Bookish friends are special people ❀️ As a bookish person myself I think finding people who are mad about books is one of life’s many pleasures. Here are the essential skills that I believe are required for bookish friends. They must agree with you that happiness comes from reading books and talking about them. Romance […]

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The Magic That Comes From Writing About Resilient Characters #AmWriting

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Last year I wrote a post on how writing about characters who reinvent themselves can spark a change in your own life. Back then writing about Pippa’s transformation in my book, Instructions For Falling In Love Again, had sparked enormous change in my own life. My post questioned whether writing about change had this magic ability to […]

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10 Signs You Are Ready To Start Writing Your Book πŸ“š #Writing

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This post for anyone out there who has always secretly dreamed of writing a book and has spent a lifetime putting it off. You can try to ignore it all you want. Feed yourself silly excuses like you have never written a book before. Deny you want to write a book. Tell yourself it is […]

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