Once you have written a few first drafts you realise there are some things you don’t need to waste valuable time and energy worrying about. The first stage is simply an outpouring of words onto a page. Nothing else.
Here is a list of 28 things you don’t need to worry about whilst writing your first draft.
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This week I attended the London Book Fair 2017 and wanted to do a post to share my writer learnings from the event.
Apologies to those expecting the next part of my series Heaven Calling. It will be back next week.
I have never attended the London Book Fair before so I didn’t really know what to expect.
Here are my learnings.
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Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to be a writer?
Are you currently battling against a heavy cold? Sneezing, coughing, shivering and feeling a bit grumpy?
Why not take this opportunity to act like a writer…. with a nasty cold?
The important thing to remember is that writers will still experience high levels of creativity whilst suffering with a heavy cold.
Here are my top tips on how to act like a writer with a bad cold:
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Creative dreams can be pesky little things. They will do whatever they can to persuade you to follow them and once you do decide to go after them, you will be at their mercy!
Here are 12 things your creative dreams will do to you once you start to pursue them:
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The idea for this post came to me after I reviewed my current manuscript’s journey.
My review highlighted some reoccurring themes, which, after a strong coffee and a piece of
comforting cake, got me thinking about the similarities between the mythical bird; the phoenix and the writer.
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Before we all buckle up and head off on our 2017 writing journey, let’s agree on some useful stuff to pack. I don’t want us to get into our journey and discover we forgot some important items. We don’t have time for tears!
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Here at BlondeWriteMore we are celebrating people who are a little bit weird.
I am definitely in the ‘little bit weird’ camp. For years I worried about it and tried to be normal. After finding myself through blogging and writing I am now embracing my weirdness!
Here are some reasons why it’s good to be a little bit weird:
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This can be an awkward moment for any writer and definitely worthy of a blog post.
There are several stages connected with realising your character is more interesting than you – the writer.
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I love wild and unruly characters. You know the ones who just want to have a good time, the ones who refuse to do what you want them to do, the ones who do not let you into their head or the characters who take us off on wild goose chases.
Of course it’s never the author’s fault that their imaginary friends are running riot….um…no…fault lies with the unruly characters! Yes!
Sometimes you do need to take control of your rebellious literary offspring.
Here is my guide on how to tame your wild character:
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This is a tough one to accept and it has taken me a long time to get my head around this.
If you are a creative person
there will be some people in your life who will never:
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