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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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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Why There Are So Many Doors In The Life Of A Writer #WritingCommunity

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Want to be a writer? Well…my advice to you is to get used to a life of doors. Yes that’s right – doors! Before your eyebrows start arching with surprise at my door revelation, I want to make it clear I am not in the middle of a breakfast cereal induced sugar rush and my hormones […]

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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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