#BookReview 10 Steps To Hero @sacha_black #TuesdayBookBlog #AmWriting

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This book How to Craft a Kickass Protagonist – 10 Steps To Hero has become a permanent feature in my writer’s handbag and it has really helped me on my journey to publication. If only the author, Sacha Black, knew how bendy I’ve made the book spine (from excessive use), how many pages are now […]

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The Writer’s Handbag 👜 #MondayBlogs

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When you become a writer there are certain things you can kiss goodbye to: 1. Being able to read a novel for pleasure. 2. A wardrobe containing NO tweed. Once you become a writer, tweed will find a way into your clothing style. Tweed – a fashion must for all serious writers. Respect to all […]

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My Writing Diary #AmWriting #Writer

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Welcome to my weekly writing diary!  It has been an eventful week, so let’s get started.  First, here’s the latest edition of the series involving my two pets; Harry the cat and Po the dog. Every week on this blog I record the highs and lows of their special friendship. 

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When You Reach That Stage In NaNoWriMo Where You Have To Remind Yourself That Writers Are Superheroes! #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo18

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There is a stage during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where desperation strikes, 28k words in my experience. Words dry up, your plot sags, characters won’t follow casting direction and the mere thought of your story makes you want to go hide under the bed. During this dark stage, all your old ways of finding some […]

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How To Handle The Post Writing Daze #Writer #Writing

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After what happened to me last week I feel the need to talk about the dangers of the post writing daze and offer some advice to others on how to handle this fragile creative state. I have also been wondering how many accidents, slip ups, calamities, disasters, boo boos, costly mistakes, wrong turns, poor decisions and […]

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How To Handle Recycled Characters #AmWriting #Writing

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You’re busy writing your draft romance novel. Things were going well…until you started getting a nagging thought; there is something very familiar about your new fictional character. You can’t put your finger on it. Why does it feel like you have met them before in another life? The hairs on your neck stand upright and […]

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Why My Writing Life Feels Full of Bird Cages #Writer #AmWriting #Writer

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This post is a bit weird. Hang in there, reader. I am hoping this writer stage, which I am labelling as the ‘bird cage‘ stage is common. I have four draft books, possibly five. I also have a collection of short stories. This year I have worked so hard on writing, fine tuning and rewriting all […]

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