Monthly Archives: November 2013

Making a timeline/program is essential for your writing

How often have you been writing and suddenly lose track of who is where and what day it is? it happens to me sometimes. The reason it doesn’t happen more often is because I write out a timeline or a … Continue reading

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Why it pays to use a copy editor

The great debate amongst writers. “When is my work ready?” A tough question for those of us who haven’t got a publisher or have any history of published written work (other than FB and blogs). It’s an old question. The … Continue reading

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Using NLP to help you edit long passages of writing.

Writers are often the worst kind of people to edit written work because they are frequently a stakeholder in or are connected in some way to the work. Writers know that they should get someone else, a beta reader, to … Continue reading

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Keeping a word count spread sheet, an essential tool for writers

One of the key things I use and keep well up to date is a word count spread sheet for each writing project. To me it is as essential as typing “Chapter 1” and the first line of the book. … Continue reading

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My NaNoWriMo experience

We all know that writers are a peculiar bunch and have their own foibles and ways that would draw a furrowed brow from others, so the ways in which writers can get their motivation can be equally as diverse. I tend … Continue reading

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How skills transference can help writers

For most writers, they either are or have been something else before they realised that they were writers. This can aid writers a great deal because there is a career’s worth of data, people, situations and so on that are … Continue reading

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Writers – how much preparation should you do before you start writing properly?

A tricky question, I though I knew the answer but now I am not quite as certain. When I first started writing as a writer with the intent of being a writer I took a long time planning out the … Continue reading

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