The Good Things That Come From Tough Writing Times

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I’ve had my share of tough writing times. I’ve experienced rejection, written blog posts about my creativity drying up, moaned about my writing, cried about my writing, had sleepless nights about crater-sized plot holes, written lengthy emails to writing friends about my troubling procrastination levels and filled out lots of diary pages about writing failures. […]

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Why I Stopped Questioning My Own Writing Process #MondayBlogs

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I love experiencing what I call a writing epiphany. They’re not regular occurrences and I think this is what makes them so wonderful. Mine always seem to occur while I am in my little car on my way to work at around seven in the morning. This is the time of the day when my brain will […]

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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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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 Your Approach To Makeup Can Change While Writing Your Book #Writing 💄

On this blog I like to record tales from my book writing journey. Hopefully a few of my readers will relate to my experiences. Today I am going to tell you about how my approach to makeup changed while writing my debut novel; Instructions For Falling In Love Again.  Makeup became my secret weapon while […]

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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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