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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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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Reasons Why You Should Always Finish Your Draft #Writer

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You’ve been working on the latest draft of your novel for weeks and it feels like such a hard slog. My goodness you never expected things to get this tough! This is when the idea of not finishing it becomes so attractive. Maybe you should walk away? Maybe your inability to finish the draft is […]

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Naming Characters – Things to Consider #WritingCommunity

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Naming fictional characters is one of those writing activities a non-writer might view as…simple to do. *Sigh*  They probably think we pluck a random name out of thin air, sit down to write and bring that newly named fictional person to life. Ha! If only naming a fictional character was that simple. This activity is […]

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The Joy of Recasting Fictional Characters #AmWriting

My blogging break is over and I’m back! My festive period was filled with writing, being an unpaid taxi driver to my teenage daughters, eating too many Quality Street chocolates, hugging my dog, reading some fab books and waiting for my new writing desk to arrive. I have been working on manifesting my own writing […]

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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 Your Approach To Makeup Can Change While Writing Your Book #Writing 💄

On this blog I like to record tales from my book writing journey. Hopefully a few of my readers will relate to my experiences. Today I am going to tell you about how my approach to makeup changed while writing my debut novel; Instructions For Falling In Love Again.  Makeup became my secret weapon while […]

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