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Writing Alone... November 2016

As days in October dwindled, I became anxious knowing I wasn’t doing the NanoWrimo challenge for the first time in four years. It was a sad realization, but I had a good reason for not doing it – I was working on the third draft of my latest novel ‘Budding Iris’ (first draft completed NanoWrimo 2015). 202 more words

Organized Bohemian

Writing - Letting go of characters

Writing The Sister was a real labour of love. I put my heart and soul into my debut and over the 18 months it took me to finish my first novel the characters became so real to me it was almost as though they were my friends. 499 more words


Back in the Saddle

Yesterday, I coughed my way through 5k plus a bit of gentle weightlifting, and the difference to my general demeanour was immeasurable. It isn’t just the endorphins, I now realise, but the creativity that results from time on the treadmill with music as a backdrop, and I’ve really missed that in the last week. 247 more words

Life Of Grumpy

Writing update: Editing your own work

Editing is tough guys. Seriously.

I’ve been working on my fourth (!!) draft of my novel lately and I’m about 10-15 chapters in and its been such a big learning curve. 522 more words

Five Ways National Novel Writing Month is Improving my Writing, by Pamela Jean Herber

For those of you who are not familiar with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), it is an annual event scheduled for the month of November, which is hosted by… 541 more words


How a bike accident helped me get over impostor syndrome

When you’re a kid, you think anything is possible.

Typical thought in my nine-year-old entrepreneurial mind:

“Oh, I’ll publish my first book by the time I’m 15. 765 more words

Creative Writing

What I Learned From This Year’s NaNoWriMo (Guest Post)

This is the very first guest post which I am posting on this blog, and I am honoured that one of my longest and bestest friends is the first to be featured in this series! 738 more words

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