Writing your first novel – Part 2

 

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So you are writing your first novel. You have worked out your characters, plot and conflict. This process could take sometime because creative writing is an art and not a science, therefore individual writers have different approaches to writing fiction.

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Being a Writer

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Here’s the thing. Being a writer is not the easiest thing to do. It’s lonesome, and can be unrewarding. Continue reading “Being a Writer”

Why a Writing Rut May Be A Good Thing!

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Picture this for a moment! You are writing this wonderful piece of fiction. Every word you have written is as you imagined it in your head! Until you read it back some time later and you are about ready to hurl your computer or notebook through the nearest window!

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Top Tips on Creating Great Fiction Characters!

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Let me ask you a question! Of all the fiction you have read over the years, what book or books stand out the most? Continue reading “Top Tips on Creating Great Fiction Characters!”

Creative Writing: Love It Or Hate It!

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Well, look, listen this is worth some consideration.  Have you ever had one of those moments, when you are trying to write something, a novel, a short story or a piece of poetry and nothing is coming, you can’t find the words? Or you start something and then decide you don’t like it, do a re-write and still don’t like it? Or you get to the end of a novel and decide you hate it? You want to write something entirely different?

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The Accidental Writer!

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The other day I was walking through an underpass in my neighbourhood in north London trying to catch a shop just before it closed. I had no particular thought in my head (unusual for me, believe me)! Then this woman pushed a leaflet into my hand, saying something like ‘God loves you, read this!’

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