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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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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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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Writers – The Importance of Forgiving Ourselves #WritingCommunity

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Writers, I believe forgiving ourselves is the secret to moving forward with our creative lives and ultimately achieving success. After a lengthy period of Writer’s Block I have found my way back to writing and do you know what finally did it for me? Do you know what it was that resulted in me waking […]

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