How To Survive Writing The Weird Story #Writers #AmWriting

You have no clue where the idea for your latest first draft came from. When it first materialised inside your head your initial reaction was one of utter shock. “Oh my goodness, this story idea is so weird,” you whispered. A helpful loved one laughed and made the mistake of saying, “try me, I love […]

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How To Accept Weird Stuff Happens Once You Become A #Writer #AmWriting

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Once I became a writer weird stuff started happening to me. When I say weird stuff I mean unexplained things, unusual situations, bizarre hunches and crazy feelings. In order to prove that I am not the only writer out there experiencing weird stuff  I thought I would write this blog post on the subject. *Lowers […]

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How To Survive The Challenging First Draft #Writer #AmWriting #FirstDraft

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In my experience there are different types of first drafts: The Gushing First Draft. There are stories which will quite simply gush out of you. Words will pour onto the page and before you know it there will be a rough manuscript staring back at you. If you are reading this and are new to […]

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Things You Learn A Year Into Writing A Novel #MondayBlogs #Writers

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It is now over a year since I first started writing my debut novel. It feels like a long time to me but in the novel-writing world its pretty short. In this article from Bustle it reportedly took journalist Margaret Mitchell 10 years to write and publish her staggering Civil War-era tome, Gone With the Wind.  It […]

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