The Importance of Magical & Messy Moments For Writers #MondayBlogs #Writer #Artist

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The creative process for producing any kind of art is both magical and messy. It doesn’t matter whether you paint, draw, play an instrument or write, your art will sometimes surprise and delight you and other times it will cause mess, confusion and creative suffering.  Magical and messy moments for a writer usually occur on […]

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How To Survive The Challenging First Draft #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting

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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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How To Stop Procrastinating #MondayBlogs #Writer #MondayMotivation

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This is a simple and effective method for stopping procrastinating, whilst working on a creative project. If procrastinating was an Olympic sport I would be proudly leading out Team GB and securing a gold medal. So, I am always on the lookout for something to stop me from putting my bookcases into alphabetical order, combing […]

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How To Handle Attention Seeking Minor Characters #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting

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If you have never rolled your eyes at a minor character, who has ideas above their station, and then found yourself shouting, through your laptop screen, “will you stop being such an attention grabbing minor character!”  – you haven’t lived! Some minor characters are born into your story knowing they are never going to be centre […]

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Author Interviews @Sam_Carrington1 #Author #WeekendBlogShare

  Welcome to my weekly blog series – Author Interviews.  I love this series!  Saturdays got a LOT better for me once I started interviewing some interesting and inspirational authors, over a virtual cuppa and biscuit. This series is all about spreading writer love!  It is about sharing literary journeys, writer learnings and author experiences. Speaking […]

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