The Importance of Magical & Messy Moments For Writers #MondayBlogs #Writer #Artist

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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, confusion and creative suffering.  Magical and messy moments for a writer usually occur on […]

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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 Get To Know Your Characters – Take Them Shopping! #SundayBlogShare #Writers

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  Do you want to get to know your fictional characters? Do you feel like you and your characters need to bond? Don’t despair! I have an amazing new trick for writing better characters. It involves two of my favourite pastimes; writing and shopping. As writers we need to create interesting and compelling characters because no […]

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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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How To Handle Attention Seeking Minor Characters #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting

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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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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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