How To Survive Living With a Writer Over Christmas #MondayBlogs ðŸŽ…

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It’s not easy living with a writer. We are peculiar creatures and sometimes we have to be handled with care. Here are my top tips on how to survive living with a writer over Christmas: Ban the following words over Christmas to keep your writer’s spirits up; rewrite, typo, adverbs and synopsis. Make sure you have given […]

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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 Get Out Of A Reading Slump #TuesdayBookBlog #BookWorms

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Before I launch into my post about getting out of a reading slump I will say this; coming out of a reading slump has got to be one of the best feelings ever! You fall in love with books all over again and it’s such a wonderful feeling to be engrossed in a good book […]

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Writers – The Importance of Forgiving Ourselves #WritingCommunity

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Writers, I believe forgiving ourselves is the secret to moving forward with our creative lives and ultimately achieving success. After a lengthy period of Writer’s Block I have found my way back to writing and do you know what finally did it for me? Do you know what it was that resulted in me waking […]

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How To Survive The Guilt From Not Writing #WritingCommunity

Picture this scenario. Your second draft is stuck in what I call – the middle of the book quagmire. Feeling upbeat you decide to find a way out of the boggy middle bit of your draft novel and get writing. It is not long before you decide to lie on the sofa, stuff Oreo biscuits […]

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#BookReview Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell #TuesdayBookBlog #Bookish

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“You can be Han Solo,” he said, kissing her throat. “And I’ll be Boba Fett. I’ll cross the sky for you.” This has to be one of my favourite book quotes of all time. It comes from THIS book! OMG – I WANT MY LOVED ONE TO SAY THIS TO ME. Even though he’s never […]

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Why There Are So Many Doors In The Life Of A Writer #WritingCommunity

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Want to be a writer? Well…my advice to you is to get used to a life of doors. Yes that’s right – doors! Before your eyebrows start arching with surprise at my door revelation, I want to make it clear I am not in the middle of a breakfast cereal induced sugar rush and my hormones […]

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#BookReview Summer Hates Christmas @WriterDove #TuesdayBookBlog #WhatToRead

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I was planning to leave this review until nearer Christmas but I am desperate to shout about this book and the fact this was my first experience of reading a Rachel Dove novel. As a Yorkshire lass myself and someone who spent MANY a family holiday in Bridlington during her youth, you can imagine my reading […]

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