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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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Monthly update: What's new, what's next etc…

Hi folks 🙂 Just here to catch up with my regularly monthly update on all writerly things before I go away on holiday tomorrow (hurrah). I’m off to Spain which is very exciting as I’ve never been there before. We’re … 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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2015: My Year in Review

I saw Leta Blake’s post and thought this was a great idea. New Year is a time for resolutions, but that can often feel like a negative thing where you’re beating yourself up about the stuff you’re doing wrong, and … Continue reading

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Monthly update: What's happening in November?

This monthly update is brought to you today by a mild Halloween party hangover, and about four hours sleep (courtesy of the people having a party in a field somewhere near where I live, with loud music that went on … Continue reading

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Monthly Update and my Not-new, Not-new-year Resolutions

Although it’s not a new year, it is a new academic year. Maybe because I used to be a teacher and I live with a teacher and two school-age kids, September always has a feeling of new beginnings for me. … Continue reading

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