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Writers: Don’t Edit Away Your Voice

Good morning wonderful writers, I hope you've all had a great week. This week I finished another set of edits, which I think puts me on draft...7? 8? I've lost count! Since I finished my first draft almost a year ago, it has been not stop edits. It's safe to say my story is a… Continue reading Writers: Don’t Edit Away Your Voice

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Novel Writing: What if it’s all for Nothing?

As a self-confessed optimist, I try to work towards everything with a sense that achievement is on the horizon. But, I'm only human, and recently something has been nagging at me. It's something that I've seen many other unpublished writers worrying about to. After years of working hard on a project, rewriting, revising, studying; what… Continue reading Novel Writing: What if it’s all for Nothing?

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Creating Characters: Hobbies and Interests

Morning daydreamers, I hope you've all had a great week. I am still in the editing stages of novel 1 right now, but also using my down time to flesh out ideas for novel 2. I find this a more relaxing process, so it counts as down time and productivity all at once - perfect!… Continue reading Creating Characters: Hobbies and Interests

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Want to be a Writer? Embrace It!

Morning all, I hope you've had a week of smiles and stories. This week's blog post is focusing on something I've been thinking about a lot lately, and something I think other aspiring authors and unpublished writers should think about too. I've always worked full time, I've been in marketing for 10 years.  And I've spent many… Continue reading Want to be a Writer? Embrace It!

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Writers: Reasons to Seek Feedback

Morning all, I hope your week has been filled with sunshine and smiles. I'm working really hard on another round of edits at the moment, thanks to feedback from my first readers. The sheer support, useful feedback and encouragement from these readers has made this next step very exciting. Readers have included my wonderful fiance… Continue reading Writers: Reasons to Seek Feedback

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4 Things That Happen When You Make Writing a Habit

Good morning day dreamers and story tellers. I hope your week has been full of productivity and happiness! I have had a rather long, stressful and fatigue filled week and yet somehow between it all I have found time to work on my novel edits every day! And it is because of this that I'd… Continue reading 4 Things That Happen When You Make Writing a Habit

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Novel Editing: A Love/Hate Relationship

Morning storytellers and world travellers. I hope you've all had a fantastic week. I'm going to jump straight to it; does anybody else have a love/hate relationship with editing? I certainly do! I asked on twitter this week, if I'm mad because I am really enjoying editing my novel. There was a mixed response, but… Continue reading Novel Editing: A Love/Hate Relationship