How To Survive Deleting Characters #AmWriting #WritingCommunity

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Writing the death of a much-loved character can be demanding and can leave you emotionally wiped out. Did you know that there is another literary situation which can be just as challenging and one which can cast a nasty gloom over your writing life – deleting a character from your story. I am not talking […]

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How To Survive The Guilt From Not Writing #WritingCommunity

Picture this scenario. Your second draft is stuck in what I call – the middle of the book quagmire. Feeling upbeat you decide to find a way out of the boggy middle bit of your draft novel and get writing. It is not long before you decide to lie on the sofa, stuff Oreo biscuits […]

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How to Find Your Way Back to Writing #WritingCommunity

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Ever since I published Instructions for Falling in Love Again I have struggled to find my way back to writing. Soon after my debut novel launched I threw myself into my second book; working title Heartbreak Cafe. This is a story which has been through six drafts and the Romantic Novelists New Writers Scheme. I had […]

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How To Survive Being Married To A Writer #WritingCommunity

It’s not easy being married to a writer. We are strange creatures. Here are some useful tips on how to survive being married to a writer: 1. Accept the fact that you will spend a lot of your marriage talking about people, events and locations that don’t actually exist. 2. When your writer wakes you […]

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Things I Think Should Be Considered When Writing Relationship Breakups #AmWriting

#Dating #Relationships #Romanticfiction

Writing a relationship break up can be just as tricky as creating a romantic union between two characters. In certain scenarios it can play havoc with your writer emotions. You might even find yourself reaching for the tissues, raiding the chocolate cupboard and compiling a sad songs Spotify playlist. Back in the day, before I […]

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Things I Consider When Writing Fictional Friendships In Romance Books #writing #amwritingromance 👫👯‍♀️

This post is based on my learnings from writing my debut romcom; Instructions For Falling In Love Again, everything I gleaned from working with two editors and reading a ton of contemporary romcom books featuring fictional friendships through my book blogging. I am going to be honest here. Until I started working with my editors, […]

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Celebrating the Launch of my #RomanceBook #IFFILA #NewAuthor

#lucymitchell #author #romance

Welcome to my virtual blog party! After 3 years and 6 months of blood, sweat, tears, endless cups of coffee, 12 drafts, 5 rewrites, many hours spent at the kitchen table, countless time spent gazing out of the window daydreaming, loads of sweaty author nightmares, millions of texts and emails to writers friends, a mind […]

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Giving Your Character a Pet – The Hidden Benefits #Writers

Giving my characters pets has helped me overcome some tricky writing situations. From enhancing my characters to moving plots forward these furry characters have at times been my saving grace. I am a pet person and the owner of a small gang of unruly cats and an over excited dog. As an enthusiastic pet owner […]

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Job Description For a Writer Friend #MondayBlogs #WritersLife #Writers

Writer friends are special people ❤️ Can you imagine if there was a job description for a writer friend, do you think it might go something like this… About The Role Writer friend needed to provide long-term emotional support and friendship to a fellow writer. Hours: Can vary each week. Dependent upon a number of factors: […]

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