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Great Writing Advice!

Read more. Read less. Get writing books and learn as much as possible. Plan and outline everything. Just sit down and write. Honestly, even the best writing advice doesn’t work for everyone.  People regularly ask about the best writing advice on the writing website I’m on. So many people jump in with great thoughts and helpful tips for newbies. Honestly, […]

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New Logo!

I know I’m a long way off publishing and branding. But it doesn’t hurt to ponder these things as I work up to the whole marketing stuff. I keep dipping into my lapsed graphic design skills and thinking about the general look I want to go for. I’m still deciding, but I have a possible logo to share. It’s purely […]

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Writing on a Budget!

Before I start, let me be clear that I’m talking about WIPs on their way to being published, not for polishing that final manuscript. Jenna Moreci has a video on Easy Budgeting for Writers for when you reach that stage. Here’s an older video on How Much Does It Cost to Publish a Book? I’ve recently read a few forums […]

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Happy WordPress Birthday to Me!

It might seem silly to celebrate a website birthday, especially a little writing site from an unpublished writer who claims to know what she’s talking about. But I don’t care. It’s my WordPress birthday and I can cry if I want to. Except I don’t. It’s a happy thing, So thanks to my followers, all 73 of you. Because I […]

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Burnout!

In life, we need a break, a holiday, and day on the sofa before we burnout. Why would writing be any different?  I felt a burn out brewing last week, so I took a three days off writing. It might not sound like much since not everyone writes daily. I do. Between my novels, short stories and blogs, I write […]

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Organised Creativity and Creative Organisation!

I bought a beautiful planner. I used to buy one at Christmas, but since I started teaching, I’ve bought one in August in time for the new academic year. It got me thinking how there is creativity in organisation.  My computer backgrounds alternate in themes from fantasy images, character inspiration, nature and space. Every time I open my PC, there’s […]

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Cleansing your Creative Palette!

I have multiple project disorder where I keep having too many ideas and projects on the go. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and I struggle to focus on one project at a time. I’ll be working on one project, then suddenly get zapped with ideas for another, and I can’t concentrate with all these clashing ideas.  It’s always good to prioritise one […]

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Writing Advice VS How-to-Write Advice!

There’s so much writing advice available on the internet that it can be overwhelming if you’re starting from nothing. I’m not talking about people who studied literature or creative writing and are starting their writing careers. I mean people who have an idea and want to make a go if it whether for personal writing or to possibly be published. […]

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Not My Thing!

This is a little bit of rant here. But I hope you see my point that critiquing work in a writing group isn’t just about sharing an opinion, it’s about encouraging writers and bringing out the best in their work. Critique honestly and constructively. Writers join these groups to share and grow, not to be discouraged or insulted.   Last post, […]

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More Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Things!

Oh, if only I had a time machine so I could get everything right 1st time around. But I don’t. I have to change and adapt what I have to make it work. Also, time travel is a tricky thing. Even the smallest change can cause a ripple effect through everything you know and love. Just ask Doctor Who and […]

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Summer Staycation!!!

Summer is going to be rough this year. Many of us are on an extended break, or unemployed due to Covid-19 cutbacks. It sucks. It really does.  But there are lots of us who have a wildly creative side to lose ourselves in when things get tough. Use this time to your advantage and throw every spare minute into your […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole!!!

While thanking a writing buddy of mine for his critique on my latest chapter, I ranted about how the story behind the book was a deeply personal one. He was very much aware of this already so it wasn’t a surprise how deep this particular story goes for me.  He responded with “The only thing better than writing a song […]

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The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Writing!

I’ve already talked about Fantastic Inspiration for your writing, but what about when you’re actually writing.  There are lots of conflicting ideas and opinions when it comes to sounds around you while writing. Music, TV, low coffee shop muttering, nature, or silence. Either way, we all need the right background noise, or lack thereof, to help us focus. They set […]