The Joy of Recasting Fictional Characters #AmWriting

My blogging break is over and I’m back! My festive period was filled with writing, being an unpaid taxi driver to my teenage daughters, eating too many Quality Street chocolates, hugging my dog, reading some fab books and waiting for my new writing desk to arrive. I have been working on manifesting my own writing […]

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How To Survive Deleting Characters #AmWriting #WritingCommunity

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Writing the death of a much-loved character can be demanding and can leave you emotionally wiped out. Did you know that there is another literary situation which can be just as challenging and one which can cast a nasty gloom over your writing life – deleting a character from your story. I am not talking […]

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Why There Are So Many Doors In The Life Of A Writer #WritingCommunity

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Want to be a writer? Well…my advice to you is to get used to a life of doors. Yes that’s right – doors! Before your eyebrows start arching with surprise at my door revelation, I want to make it clear I am not in the middle of a breakfast cereal induced sugar rush and my hormones […]

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How To Survive Being Married To A Writer #WritingCommunity

It’s not easy being married to a writer. We are strange creatures. Here are some useful tips on how to survive being married to a writer: 1. Accept the fact that you will spend a lot of your marriage talking about people, events and locations that don’t actually exist. 2. When your writer wakes you […]

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Surprising Similarities Between The Writer & The Phoenix 🔥 #AmWriting

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Writing and publishing my debut novel has been an unforgettable experience. As I look back at my four-year book journey I can’t help but notice the reoccuring process of creation, destruction and resurrection. I have spent four years doing just this; creating my draft manuscript, destroying my draft manuscript and resurrecting my draft manuscript. Now […]

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How To Survive The Return of the Shelved Story #AmWriting

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Picture this: Your romance story died. The literary world cried out in frustration as you wiped away your tears, blew your nose and decided to shelve your story. There were too many things that were not working with your fictional romance, about two emotionally broken food lovers finding each other on an online dating site for […]

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An Overthinker’s Guide To Writing Your First Book #Writer

I overthink everything. I over analyse past, current and future situations. I obsess about the reactions from others, sometimes even strangers. When people say that I look like I have a lot on my mind, I laugh and say, ‘I have a lot on my mind ALL the time.’ Back in June I published my […]

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