I Finished My Book (Well, Nearly)

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This is a follow up/update to my previous post The Final Dash – Finishing The Witches of Belle River. Read that first, and then head back here!

July 1… Well, it was my set deadline for finishing my current WIP, but life got in the way and this deadline was pushed back to August 2 due to a very unforeseen eye injury.

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Writer’s Desk: Rewriting Diaries One

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When I decided that I would completely rewrite my novel Twisted Fates, I felt a little sick. I know 100% that it is the right decision but I also know it is going to be a massive undertaking. Writing a book is always a big undertaking.

Looking back over the novel I wrote at 16, I can easily see what needs to change. I was told that the original chapter one wasn’t a great introduction to the story and I had never worked out how to fix it until now. (more…)

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2017

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I love the Goodreads Reading Challenge. It’s fun and motivates me to try and read more each year, but it also makes me feel a nice level of guilt whenever I fail to reach my goal. So this year, I’m lowering my goal substantially.

I only want to read 20 books in 2018 and here’s why.

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Writing Rituals: Does where we write affect how we write?

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Does where we write affect how we write?

I personally feel like the answer is a big yes, but it’s not just about where we write.

Writers are creatures of habit and it’s very common for writers to have rituals that help them get the job done. Some people are night owls and write their best work in the dark. Other people can only write after they’ve had a wine, coffee or tea. There are millions of variations on writing rituals, it really is about the person and what works for them.

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