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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The Life Stages of a Pantsers Manuscript

A friend of mine is faced with having to write her first full-length novel for a few years. It’s not going to be a problem for her – well, she thinks it will be, but her words are so epic that I know it’ll be fantastic once it’s done, even if she hits some rocks…

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The Army Behind The Writer

About a year ago, I sat down and started writing a book based on a scene that played in my head. It took a long, long time to write it. Eleven months, to be exact and boy oh boy, did I learn A LOT along the way. I feel bad for my early Beta’s –…

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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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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 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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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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