Today is October – not November

My brain is mush. I would love to tell you this is temporary, but that would be a big porky pie lie. But I do think it’s selectively mushy. I can function every day, I can write, I can look after a family of four, I can cook…okay, that’s another lie, but I can follow…

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Fielding the Pitch – Class of 2014

Aside from an amazon project I was invited to take part in and an AWFUL query, I had NEVER put my MS out into the big bad world before. Partly because I was scared, partly because I treasured it so much that I would become all growly at the thought of putting it up on…

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All I Ask Of You

As some of you know, some of us have found interesting ways to distract ourselves throughout the Pitch Wars process. From posting funny videos to naming characters or book title, we have found the fun in the excruciating wait for word from the Mentors. One of the fun things we can all take part in…

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Time to reflect

As I approach the half way mark of writing book two, I thought now would be a good time to take a look back, reflect a little. Book one was not easy to write. I had imagined that I could just sit down and begin, thinking that I would write fluidly throughout. Nope. I don’t…

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The ‘My Writing Process: A Blog Tour’

Recently, a writer buddy of mine, Jake Devlin, asked me to participate in ‘My Writing Process: A Blog tour.’ Jake Devlin takes hilarity and interesting story telling to a whole new level with his series of books based on – the Real Jake Devlin. I cannot do justice in describing Jake’s work other than saying…

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Building Characters

Making your characters different can be a tricky thing. In my book I have a few recurring characters that are present through most of the story. So what makes one different from the other? Simple; their personalities. Consider yourself, yes you there, the one who is reading this right now. You and I are different…

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Do not buy that book!!

Amazon is saturated with books that claim to help you to become a writer. They claim to tell you how to write a book, what steps you need to take, how to become successful – blah, blah, blah. Do me (but mostly yourself) a favour – don’t buy them. A writer is a writer –…

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Writers Despair

We’ve all suffered from writers block at one time or another. It is that point where you can’t find the words or the ideas. Everything you write is rubbish. Everything you have already written is rubbish. In fact, everything is rubbish. Hopefully you can find a way past this before it gets any worse. However,…

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Writing Emotion.

Injecting the right amount of emotion at the right time into your writing can be difficult. There are so many factors to take into account. How should your character react? Should the floodgates open to tears or the dam burst and the emotion come gushing through? Does your character have a habit of keeping it…

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Writing out the Storm

Yup, not riding, writing. Do you find that the weather can impact your writing? I certainly do. I love nothing more than throwing open the windows during a storm and writing my little heart out. Except maybe the electrical storm we had here in England last week. That was scary! I find that I can…

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