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

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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What Is On Your Bad Writing Day Playlist? #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting

We all have bad writing days. A bad writing day is when all literary hope has disappeared. You might have been on the receiving end of a few rejections, you might have been given some stinging criticism from a moody beta-reader or you might be finding that your words are not showing any signs of promise. […]

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How To Deal With Whiny Characters #MondayBlogs #Writers #Author

Have you ever experienced that heart stopping moment when you realise you have aΒ whiny character? Have you created a character who repeatedly complains at length (be it internally or externally) about the problems facing them, and does nothing significant to address their problems? For the record, I would rather tackle a rebellious or unruly character […]

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