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

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

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

  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 […]

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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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10 Things You Ask Yourself After Rewriting Your Draft Novel #Writer #AmWriting

Ever rewritten a draft of your novel? Now, I am not talking about revising a couple of chapters…I mean rewriting the ENTIRE draft! I have just finished rewriting 73k words of my draft novel, so this post has been based on my experience. For noting, this is my current mental and physical state. Swap brunette […]

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