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The importance of editing using different techniques – Part 1

Writers are all different. I am a planner and first draft writer. I can get lost in the worlds that I have created and can be “away” doing my thing for hours at a time, day after day and so … 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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First draft continuity errors, don’t panic – fix

I was reading through the first draft of a piece of work that has been sitting in a drawer maturing for a while when I came across a right howler of a continuity error. I mean a Biggie! It was … Continue reading

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The stuttering start, time to persevere

All writers will tell you that however well they can write when they are in the groove and are flying along without the aid of a safety net, writing a book can be hard work. There are all the little things … Continue reading

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Evesdropping – another great tool for writers

You know, it never ceases to amaze me how many seemingly innocuous or innocent activities that can be used by writers to assist their creativity. This blog is inspired by one word I overheard at a dining table at a … Continue reading

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The second trilogy Part 2 – the work log

So far, the work on this new trilogy had been the essential embryonic gathering of ideas and seeing where they go. I get flashes of inspiration and add to the notes, not worrying whether there is any fit or coherence … Continue reading

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When a little addition becomes its own animal

I am in the post write editing and proof reading stages of 4 books. A trilogy and a completely different adult crime thriller. Every now and then, like all writers, I get a flash of something to “fix” or attend … Continue reading

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