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This is my blog about my writing life and my journey to self-publication and beyond
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I have just finished writing my 10,000 words and it feels great to have met my goal. Mind you, I know that lots of other people have met much higher targets but this was manageable for me and I hon...

Guess what? I'm a Camp NaNoWriMo winner!

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Since I started writing my debut novel this year, I have been considering a number of different writing courses to help me learn more about the craft of writing and also how to self-publish. I have...

Booking my first writing course!

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It's been a good week for me, writing-wise and I wanted to let you know why. First of all, I am now working part-time rather than full-time which meant that I got a lot more writing done and what's...

A Festival of Romance!

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I have been learning a lot of new vocabulary since I started writing this first novel of mine. One of these words has been 'pantser', meaning a writer who just sits down and writes without necessar...

To outline or not to outline, that is the question (with apologies to you know who!)

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As I explained in my last post, I have been editing the first part of my novel and rewriting large chunks of the story too. I have been reading a lot about the three act structure and trying to mak...

Part One - will the revising and editing ever end?

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Wow, I have finally broken the back of this in the past couple of days after a lot of procrastination. I started by importing my manuscript into Scrivener and then I split it up into parts, chapter...

At last, I am editing and rewriting!

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Back to life and reality - post holiday blues...

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So, I am now more than 80,000 words into my debut novel, as you may know. But, I am stuck on the ending. After much reflection, I have realised that this is because I haven't got the plot right. I ...

The End...

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So, I have just finished Camp NaNoWriMo and successfully written 10,000+ words - yay! But I have been plagued this week by the doubt that these were the wrong 10,000 words. I have never written a n...

Finishing my debut novel :(

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