How To Survive The Guilt From Not Writing #WritingCommunity

Picture this scenario. Your second draft is stuck in what I call – the middle of the book quagmire. Feeling upbeat you decide to find a way out of the boggy middle bit of your draft novel and get writing. It is not long before you decide to lie on the sofa, stuff Oreo biscuits […]

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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 Find Your Way Back to Writing #WritingCommunity

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Ever since I published Instructions for Falling in Love Again I have struggled to find my way back to writing. Soon after my debut novel launched I threw myself into my second book; working title Heartbreak Cafe. This is a story which has been through six drafts and the Romantic Novelists New Writers Scheme. I had […]

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How Your Approach To Makeup Can Change While Writing Your Book #Writing 💄

On this blog I like to record tales from my book writing journey. Hopefully a few of my readers will relate to my experiences. Today I am going to tell you about how my approach to makeup changed while writing my debut novel; Instructions For Falling In Love Again.  Makeup became my secret weapon while […]

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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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Things I Think Should Be Considered When Writing Relationship Breakups #AmWriting

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Writing a relationship break up can be just as tricky as creating a romantic union between two characters. In certain scenarios it can play havoc with your writer emotions. You might even find yourself reaching for the tissues, raiding the chocolate cupboard and compiling a sad songs Spotify playlist. Back in the day, before I […]

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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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Things I Consider When Writing Fictional Friendships In Romance Books #writing #amwritingromance 👫👯‍♀️

This post is based on my learnings from writing my debut romcom; Instructions For Falling In Love Again, everything I gleaned from working with two editors and reading a ton of contemporary romcom books featuring fictional friendships through my book blogging. I am going to be honest here. Until I started working with my editors, […]

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Why You Should Protect Your Writing Dream #Writers #AmWriting

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I am hoping this blog post will make you wrap up your writing dream in bubble wrap paper, place it in a sturdy box, write FRAGILE all over it and store in a safe place. We all start our writing journey clutching a big, colourful and exciting writing dream. ‘I want to write something that […]

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