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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Finding Inspiration. Stopping Writers Block before it starts!

Like many writers there are times when I just can’t find the words. Everything I write is absolute rubbish with a capital R. When I find myself in this pit I also find it extremely difficult to get out of. My worst bout went on for a few weeks. I finally found what I wanted…

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The Fatalities of Social Networking.

If you read any marketing books aimed at indie authors there is often a great deal aimed at social networking. Blog, make a facebook page or tweet. Endless information that all says the same thing. Make your presence known on the world wide web. Tweet using hashtags, undoubtedly at some point other writers will follow…

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The S word

The book I am writing is for young adults. For a while I struggled with the decision on whether or not to include sex in it. The boom of books such as 50 Shades and the Crossfire novels has meant that more and more people are enjoying books with a high volume of sexual content…

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Finding a balance

In the blur of busy life finding time to write can be difficult. How do you juggle work, children, chores, hobbies, socializing and writing? How can you possibly find a balance when there’s just so much that needs doing? I write at night. On the rarest occasion I may get a few words down in…

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The tiniest detail

Today was not a fun day for writing. I was trying to research a certain thing for my book and I learned a lot- I really did, but not on what I wanted. I’ve sifted through two centuries of history trying to find the tiniest detail – really, the tiniest detail. It amazes me how…

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A little confession…

Time to fess up. I wrote yesterday how I should just leave my finished book alone, no more messing with it, put it away and continue with the second. Well… I didn’t. I messed with it. Let me tell you why. I had some feedback from someone that inspired me to make changes that I…

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The End – or is it?

Have you finished writing a book yet? I finished writing my first full length novel aimed at young adults on the 21st of June. It was an odd feeling to say the least. I had been writing it since November/December. For six months my characters had been my life. Night after night I carved them…

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