The Writer’s Other Half – Job Description #MondayBlogs

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If you think being a writer is difficult…think about what your loved one or other half has to endure. Can you imagine how they must feel listening to you huff and puff over the opening paragraph of your first chapter? Ever wondered what it must be like to sit and watch the person you love […]

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Why You Should View Your Writing Failures As Storms #AmWriting #MondayBlogs

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Storms can take many forms; there are the storms outside which loosen your house tiles, play havoc with your flower pots, fling your recycling bins down the street, flood parts of your home and drench everything in sight. There are the storms in your day to day life which disrupt relationships, friendships, careers and life […]

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

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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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Why Some Stories Will Never Make It Out Of Your Notebook #AmWriting #Writer

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It has taken me a long time to accept this. When you start out as a writer, your ego assures you that ALL your stories will, at some point, turn into bestselling novels. You happily fill up an array of notebooks with stories, quietly confident, they will all feature somewhere in your future writing career. […]

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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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Things To Consider When Making Your Characters Suffer #MondayBlogs

Have you ever had to inflict pain and suffering onto one of your much loved fictional characters? Have you ever reluctantly tipped a bucket full of life crap over two characters who have just found true love and as you you were doing it felt like you were betraying two old friends? Have you ever struggled […]

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