8 Signs You’re Not Ready To Quit Writing #MondayBlogs #AmWriting #Writer

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You have your reasons for quitting writing; it’s too hard, you’ve come to the conclusion your writing is unlikely to bring you fame and fortune, nobody wants to read your work or even your best tweed writer jacket no longer fits you. They all seem like great reasons to quit.

The only problem is that you are displaying some important signs and these signs indicate you’re not ready to quit. If only you knew you were wasting valuable time and energy telling everyone about your intention to leave the creative world.

Here are the signs you need to watch out for:

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12 Similarities Between Making Pizza & Writing #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting

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After spending a considerable amount of time daydreaming about making aΒ delicious pizza, I thought I would try to think up some similarities between making pizza and writing.

Some writing blogs out there are probably talking about fancy writing techniques and here at BlondeWriteMore we are talking pizza!Β  Sigh..

For noting: After writing this post I raced off to stuff my face with pizza…you have been warned!

Here are those 12 similarities:

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How To Act Like A Writer With A Bad Cold #SundayBlogShare #WritersLife #Writer

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Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to be a writer?

Are you currently battling against a heavy cold?  Sneezing, coughing, shivering and feeling a bit grumpy?

Why not take this opportunity to act like a writer…. with a nasty cold?

The important thing to remember is that writers will still experience high levels of creativity whilst suffering with a heavy cold.

Here are my top tips on how to act like a writer with a bad cold:

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How To Keep Smiling Through Tough Writing Patches #MondayBlogs #MondayMotivation

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I’m currently going through a tough writing patch and to my amazement I am still smiling!

If I had endured this struggle last year I think I would have quit and thrown myself into hand painting egg shells with bits of watercress growing out of them. I can’t paint to save my life, nor can I grow any sort of plant, other than a good strong weed, but after experiencing the rigours of the literary world I feel this hobby would bring me some creative calmness. 

Here are some ideas on how to keep smiling through tough writing patches. These are currently working for me so they have been road tested.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Not Write For Fame and Fortune #SundayBlogShare #Writer

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Ever questioned why you write?

Ever wondered why you spend hours and hours slaving away over a piece of writing?

If your answer is “because I want to be rich and famous!” – check out my list below.

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7 Reasons Why a Writer is Like a Phoenix #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting #Writer

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The idea for this post came to me after I reviewed my current manuscript’s journey. 

My review highlighted some reoccurring themes, which, after a strong coffee and a piece of comforting cake, got me thinking about the similarities between the mythical bird; the phoenix and the writer.

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12 Difficult Things You Need To Accept About Being A Writer #AmWriting #Writer

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Here are some difficult things about being a writer, which are hard to accept and may cause you to take a few solitary walks in the rain:

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10 Things My Creative Friends Have Taught Me #Monday Blogs #BloggingGals #AmWriting

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2016 was the year I started listening to those around me. After spending the first part of the year dismissing advice and top tips from my creative friends (as I thought I knew best… sigh!) I thought I would do something different in the second half of last year.

So I listened, took advice and almost immediately started squeaking “oh my goodness you were right!”

As you can imagine readers I received a lot ofΒ eye rolls last year and the πŸ™„ emoji was well used.

Here are 10 things my creative friends have taught me:

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15 Things You Consider Once Your Draft Is With Beta-Readers #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting

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Once you send out your draft to beta-readers you can expect a few sleepless nights, some solitary walks in the rain and a period of nervous reflection.

Here are 15 things you consider during this troubling time:

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12 Things Writers Need To Pack For Their 2017 Writing Journey #SundayBlogShare #Writer #NewYear

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Before we all buckle up and head off on our 2017 writing journey, let’s agree on some useful stuff to pack. I don’t want us to get into our journey and discover we forgot some important items. We don’t have time for tears! 

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