How To Handle Attention Seeking Minor Characters #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting

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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Why Your Second Draft Is About Holding On & Letting Go #MondayBlogs #Writers

  Second drafts are hard! The best quote to sum up a second draft is from the film The Matrix (1999). ‘Buckle your seatbelt Dorothy, because Kansas is going bye-bye!’ – Cypher The second draft changes everything. In some cases it can lead to your first draft becoming unrecognisable. This is the drafting stage where […]

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The Hidden Benefits of Writing Whilst Emotional #SundayBlogShare #Writers

  Once you try writing whilst emotional (weeping / sobbing / on the brink of crying / blinking away tears) you will discover a number of hidden benefits. I stumbled upon this crazy badass writer technique whilst writing my debut novel. My first chapter makes me cry. No BWM readers – its not because my […]

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Writer’s Intuition #SundayBlogShare #Writer #AmWriting

When you start using your writer’s intuition, it is like another person joins your literary party. Before I discovered my writer’s intuition it was just me and my creative muse. Now, I know this will come as a shock to most of you, but my creative muse is very much like me – bat poop […]

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