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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Why Sharing Your #NotSoPerfectWritingLife Helps Other Writers #MondayBlogs

#notsoperfectlife #writing

Writing is not easy. If you have ever found yourself forcing out a few words, whilst listening to a crowd of negative voices in your head or staring miserably at 1567 glorious words you wrote yesterday, which now read like utter drivel, you will understand. Social media doesn’t help. There are days when it feels […]

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35 Things You Don’t See When You Buy A Book #AmWriting #Writer #Author

  The idea for this post came to me after I did some research on the ‘overnight literary success myth.’  I have always been intrigued by the term and the notion that success JUST happens to authors. Surely there is more to overnight literary fame than meets the eye?  Once you type this myth into Google […]

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How To Be A Happy Writer In 2017 #MondayBlogs #MondayMotivation #Writer

  I started 2016 with a miserable writer look on my face (similar to a bulldog chewing a wasp) and I ended it with a smile. As the year progressed my writer happiness levels increased. Based on my learnings from 2016, here are my top tips on how to be a happy writer in 2017:

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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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The Writer’s Prayer #MondayBlogs #Writers #AmWriting

  Every writer will, at some point in their literary journey, experience one of those dark days where their head is overcrowded with demons, their draft novel sucks and everyone on Twitter is tweeting about their amazing literary successes. When this happens the true writer knows that quitting is not an option. Being creative is […]

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The Many Doors in a Writer’s Life #Writers #WritersLife #AmWriting

  Photo Credit: Upsplash. Inspiration for this post has come from Helen Jones who blogs at Journey to Ambeth.  I have started reading the first book (Oak and Mist) from Helen’s series ‘The Ambeth Chronicles’ and I am hooked! At the start of ‘Oak and Mist’ Alma finds a doorway to another world between two trees […]

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