Things You Learn A Year Into Writing A Novel #MondayBlogs #Writers

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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What Is On Your Bad Writing Day Playlist? #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting

We all have bad writing days. A bad writing day is when all literary hope has disappeared. You might have been on the receiving end of a few rejections, you might have been given some stinging criticism from a moody beta-reader or you might be finding that your words are not showing any signs of promise. […]

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Why Sharing Your #NotSoPerfectWritingLife Helps Other Writers #MondayBlogs

#notsoperfectlife #writing

Writing is not easy. If you have ever found yourself forcing out a few words, whilst listening to a crowd of negative voices in your head or staring miserably at 1567 glorious words you wrote yesterday, which now read like utter drivel, you will understand. Social media doesn’t help. There are days when it feels […]

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How To Deal With Whiny Characters #MondayBlogs #Writers #Author

Have you ever experienced that heart stopping moment when you realise you have a whiny character? Have you created a character who repeatedly complains at length (be it internally or externally) about the problems facing them, and does nothing significant to address their problems? For the record, I would rather tackle a rebellious or unruly character […]

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Author Interviews – Heena Rathore P. @rathoreheena #AmWriting #Writer

  Welcome to my weekly blog series – Author Interviews.  These interviews allow me to delve into the creative world of an author. Over a virtual cuppa and a biscuit we talk about their literary journey, the obstacles they faced whilst writing their book and most importantly the outfit they wear whilst writing. This week […]

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Author Interviews -Allie Potts @alliepottswrite #AmWriting #Writer

  Welcome to my weekly blog series – Author Interviews. Every Saturday I get to interview inspiring authors who let me into their creative world. I get to hear how they overcame tough literary challenges, the highlights from their book writing journey and their answer to the big literary question –  what do they wear whilst […]

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How To Survive Naming Your Characters #Writers #AmWriting

  Naming characters is hard and there are painful consequences if you get it wrong. If you have ever written 70k + words with a character who has an irritating name, you will know where I am coming from on this. Here are some things you need to know before you start the naming process:

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