How To Survive The Challenging First Draft #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting

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In my experience there are different types of first drafts: The Gushing First Draft. There are stories which will quite simply gush out of you. Words will pour onto the page and before you know it there will be a rough manuscript staring back at you. If you are reading this and are new to […]

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How To Stop Procrastinating #MondayBlogs #Writer #MondayMotivation

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This is a simple and effective method for stopping procrastinating, whilst working on a creative project. If procrastinating was an Olympic sport I would be proudly leading out Team GB and securing a gold medal. So, I am always on the lookout for something to stop me from putting my bookcases into alphabetical order, combing […]

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How To Survive Wasting Writing Time Guilt #MondayBlogs #Writer

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This post is aimed at those writers who, like me, suffer with extreme guilt after WASTING writing time. This is how things go: You set aside a morning or an afternoon to write. Everyone in your house agrees to go out so you can write in peace. Prior to this great session you imagine yourself […]

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

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

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Have you ever experienced that heart stopping moment when you realise you have a 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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