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The value of community for writers.

Writers know that writing is for the most part a solitary occupation. There we sit, in our den, office, shed or wherever doing the hard yards, knocking out the words. Line by line, paragraph by paragraph, page by page and … Continue reading

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Writing essentials – the master notes and ideas file.

If you are a writer like me who needs (and likes) to get things written down, then the master notes and ideas file is one of your most important writing assets. What is the master notes and ideas file? I … Continue reading

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Researching Publishers and Agents

Okay, so you have written that killer novel, had it beta read and copy edited and you have made it as good as you can possibly make it. Every word has a place and you are ready to send it … Continue reading

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The importance of writers groups for writers

Writing, by definition is a solitary occupation. All that time spent doing research, plotting and maybe even world building is usually done by the writer alone. The countless hours crunching away at the keyboard as the word count slowly ticks … Continue reading

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How social media can be great sources of inspiration for writers

All writers need to find their inspiration from somewhere. Whether they sit and observe people in coffee shops or the supermarket we all need that something to kick start their work. These observations may or may not be the central … Continue reading

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The POV edit.

As writers we are always finding things to tinker with in our work before sending it off. But, as I have found to my own cost it is not the number of times a piece is read, it is what … Continue reading

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When does a writer start writing a new book?

Simple question, far from simple answer. All writers are different, that is a given and an absolute stonewall certain fact. My “style” has changed in the last year or two and it may just be as simple as “I am … Continue reading

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