Writing Myths Busted and Common Mistakes to Avoid!

If you’re new to the world of writing, first off – welcome! You’ve just dipped your toe into a wonderful and supportive community. Much of the time everyone stumbles over each other with offerings of help and advice, and that’s awesome! But some of the time, even though things are said with the kindest heart,…

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It’s #NaNoWriMo! Bring on the words!

I leave stuff to the last minute. It’s a trait that I’m sure some fins annoying, but for me it works. Sooo, with that in mind, creating a novel in a month should be a cinch. I took part last year and wrote Evangeline – a novel which actually I shelved. I’ll go back to…

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Expression Through Art

I write…a lot. It’s something that started out as a hobby and quickly progressed into an obsession. There’s so much going on in my head, so many bottled up emotions, thoughts and sometimes anger, that I have to get it out. I need to. If I didn’t, I’d combust. I don’t talk about my feelings,…

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A Writers Inner Struggle

I’ve been rather quiet online of late, caught within my own inner turmoil of thought, a great deal of which relates to writing. You see, I write paranormal romance – I love it to my bones, yet I’ve found myself reading more and more contemporary romance – something I also love. Ideas began whirring and…

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Just Be You

The other day someone told me I wasn’t normal. My response? What is normal? Is normal getting up at 6am, working a nine to five, and running errands in between? Or perhaps it’s maintaining a monotonous routine—same thing day in, day out kind of thing. If that’s the case, I don’t want to be ‘normal’,…

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Oh, Happy Day!

I’ve had a great day today. A really great day. Possibly fuelled by nailing CampNaNoWriMo yesterday—YEAH I DID, BOOM! Today started off as it usually does, got up, got the girls ready for school and off they went. Then I did some spine stretches, yep—I still have a poorly spine, posture people, it’s important! As…

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Short Story: Adrift

I recently took part in a visual writing prompt exercise over on Lori L. Clark’s blog. I usually take my inspiration from music. I find the notes tell a story of their own. I also find that staring at a picture can bring it to life, I’d just never considered writing the story down. So,…

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Physical books – do we need them?

The invention of the eReader is, without a doubt, one of my favorite inventions ever. I’ve never been one to keep books. I wanted to, but as my husband was in the army and we moved around often, lugging boxes of books was never an option. I’d buy or borrow them, read, and then return…

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What to do…

It’s a big day in the Wicker household. Actually…it’s very quiet, but there’s a good reason for that. Today my husband went back to work for the first time in about two and a half years. He’s not been very well you see, so this is a triumph for him. Usually at this time of…

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A peek at my WIP ‘Finding Immortal’ and my battle with ‘the pit’

For the last few days I’ve been in a funk. You know that point where you can no longer form a coherent sentence? Where any words you string together are a bit crap, or even a lot crap. And even those times where you seem to be able to kill it when writing dialogue but…

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