Naming Characters – Things to Consider #WritingCommunity

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Naming fictional characters is one of those writing activities a non-writer might view as…simple to do. *Sigh*  They probably think we pluck a random name out of thin air, sit down to write and bring that newly named fictional person to life. Ha! If only naming a fictional character was that simple. This activity is […]

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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 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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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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Celebrating the Launch of my #RomanceBook #IFFILA #NewAuthor

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Welcome to my virtual blog party! After 3 years and 6 months of blood, sweat, tears, endless cups of coffee, 12 drafts, 5 rewrites, many hours spent at the kitchen table, countless time spent gazing out of the window daydreaming, loads of sweaty author nightmares, millions of texts and emails to writers friends, a mind […]

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