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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#BookReview 10 Steps To Hero @sacha_black #TuesdayBookBlog #AmWriting

#bookreview #SachaBlack

This book How to Craft a Kickass Protagonist – 10 Steps To Hero has become a permanent feature in my writer’s handbag and it has really helped me on my journey to publication. If only the author, Sacha Black, knew how bendy I’ve made the book spine (from excessive use), how many pages are now […]

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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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Giving Your Character a Pet – The Hidden Benefits #Writers

Giving my characters pets has helped me overcome some tricky writing situations. From enhancing my characters to moving plots forward these furry characters have at times been my saving grace. I am a pet person and the owner of a small gang of unruly cats and an over excited dog. As an enthusiastic pet owner […]

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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 πŸ‘œ #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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Job Description – The Writer’s Pet #Writers #WritingCommunity

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On those gloomy writing days when it feels like the world has turned away from our stories, we can always rely on our pets to make us smile again. Pets play an important role in the life of a writer. They use the magical power of animal love to soothe our anxious writer brains. Unlike […]

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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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