Category Archives: ramblings about writing

Writing tips: Dealing with Procrastination

For many writers, procrastination is public enemy number one. It’s all too easy to lose an hour, then two, then a whole morning, and hell… before you know it, most of the time you could have spent writing is gone … Continue reading

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The power of positive thinking

For those of you who follow my blog, or connect with me on social media, it’s probably no secret that I’m a bit (okay maybe a lot) of a neurotic hot mess. Writing and publishing for me is a constant … Continue reading

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Productivity: tips, tools and stuff that’s working for me

In my never-ending quest for productivity and work/life balance I’ve been trying to establish my writing routine, both short and long-term, and develop better habits. I know I blog about this sort of shit a LOT, but you can never … Continue reading

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Alpha Readers and why I love mine

I recently read L.A. Witt’s excellent book, Writing Faster FTW. If you haven’t read it, I recommend it. There are lots of good tips in there for maximising your word output and staying on track when you’re drafting. One of … Continue reading

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The Dread: Dealing with writing anxiety

Okay, first things first. Don’t get me wrong. Writing is my job, and I love my job. I enjoy writing stories where people fall in love and have happy endings, and it amazes me that people actually buy them, and … Continue reading

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Finding the story in the mess that is my head

Warning: This blog post contains rambling, navel gazing and mixed metaphors. Like many writers, I enjoy pondering over my writing process. I find it endlessly fascinating. Since I started writing regularly/seriously/professionally, it’s been an enormous learning curve as I’ve discovered … Continue reading

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Scrivener – how do you use yours?

I’ve been using Scrivener (a nifty piece of writing software) for nearly a year now, and I wouldn’t be without it. But whenever I start a new project I always feel vaguely guilty, because I don’t feel as if I’m … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo: My Top Tips

Okay, so in a fit of reckless enthusiasm I signed up for NaNoWriMo last night. I’ll probably be using the month to work on more than one story, because I’m near the end of one and poised ready to start … Continue reading

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Celebrating one year in publishing, and a huge thank you!

Nothing Serious, my first book, came out exactly one year ago today. So, it seemed like a good time to look back and reflect on my personal journey of the last year. It’s been an amazing year, a rollercoaster with … Continue reading

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The 2014 "Our Writing Process" Blog Hop

Thanks to Louise Lyons for tagging me in her blog.  Louise is a new author in the m/m genre with her debut book, Conflicted, due for publication in the autumn this year. You can check out her website here: http://louiselyonsauthor.wordpress.com/ … Continue reading

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