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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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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Writing Stories About People Who Reinvent Themselves Can Spark Change In Your Own Life #AmWriting #Writer

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Since November I have worked on several stories where the main character or characters decide to reinvent themselves. They have all battled their way through: – something they wanted to happen, or, – something that happens to them, that maybe they did not expect. During my stories all these characters consciously or unconsciously pressed the […]

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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 Diary #Writer #AmWriting

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Welcome to my weekly writing diary. This is where I record the emotional highs and lows on my writing journey. It has been an interesting week.

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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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My Writing Diary #Mixtapes #80s #Writer #Penpals

Welcome to my weekly writing diary. This week I have been thinking a lot about old mixtapes. I am blaming a conversation I overheard in a coffee shop for this latest creative distraction. A woman was telling her friend she had thrown out her LARGE collection of mixtapes. As a child of the 80s and […]

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My Writing Diary #AmWriting #Writer

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Welcome to my weekly writing diary!  It has been an eventful week, so let’s get started.  First, here’s the latest edition of the series involving my two pets; Harry the cat and Po the dog. Every week on this blog I record the highs and lows of their special friendship. 

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My Writing Life Diary #AmWriting #Writer

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Welcome to my new weekly writing diary. Every Sunday I am going to post a diary entry about the emotional highs and lows of my writing life. I will try my best to make it funny and interesting. Blogging has a tendency to take over my creative life, so this is the only way I […]

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