The Importance of Magical and Messy Moments For Writers #AmWriting

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The creative process for producing any kind of art is both magical and messy. It doesn’t matter whether you paint, draw, play an instrument or write, your art will sometimes surprise and delight you and other times it will cause mess. The following moments are what I call messy for writers: A draft full of […]

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Giving Your Character a Pet – The Hidden Benefits #Writers

Giving my characters pets has helped me overcome some tricky writing situations. From enhancing my characters to moving plots forward these furry characters have at times been my saving grace. I am a pet person and the owner of a small gang of unruly cats and an over excited dog. As an enthusiastic pet owner […]

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How To Clean Your House Like A Writer #Writer

After waking in the morning you will make an important decision about the day ahead: are you going to work on your novel as that deadline is getting dangerously close or are you going to try to forget about both? Simply reassure yourself that literary miracles (like hitting your deadline) can be achieved in twenty-four […]

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The Writer’s Handbag 👜 #MondayBlogs

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When you become a writer there are certain things you can kiss goodbye to: 1. Being able to read a novel for pleasure. 2. A wardrobe containing NO tweed. Once you become a writer, tweed will find a way into your clothing style. Tweed – a fashion must for all serious writers. Respect to all […]

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My Writing Diary #Writer #AmWriting

Welcome to my writing diary, a weekly blog post where I record the emotional highs and lows from my creative life. Important News I have set my book launch date for Sunday 30 June 2019. My romantic comedy, ‘Instructions For Falling In Love Again’ is coming! Looking forward to introducing you to Pippa, Dan and […]

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My Writing Life Diary #AmWriting #Writer

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Welcome to my writing life diary. This week I want to talk about falling off your writing bike. All sorts of writing related issues can send you flying over your writing bike’s handlebars; crisis of confidence, rejection, not having any success in a writing competition, negative feedback etc. I am always coming off my writing […]

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My Writing Life Diary #AmWriting #Writer

Welcome to my weekly diary entry where I record the emotional highs and lows from my writing journey. This week I sent my draft novel to my editor. Saying goodbye to my draft novel felt like I was sending a child to boarding school. Salty tears plopped onto my breakfast granola as we said our […]

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My Writing Life Diary #Writer #BookNews #WriterBlog

Welcome to my Writing Life Diary This week I have been trying to finish rewriting a first draft. I often find trying to finish writing a story can sometimes be just as hard as starting one. This week my motivation trickled away once I got into the final quarter. I found myself finding comfort in […]

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