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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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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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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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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