Reflections of a Creative Writer!

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Not so long ago there was this woman…

Okay, before we go any further this woman is me! Yes, I was thinking about my life many years ago when I was in my twenties, partying with my many, many friends, living a somewhat carefree life. Well, fast forward an undisclosed number of years and the picture is quite a different one…

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Writing Skills

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Greetings from London and welcome to September.  Hope your writing is delivering its promise to YOU first, before you think about anyone else.

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Barriers to Creative Writing!

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Do you feel sometimes that you chose to write, or did writing choose you? It’s a question I have asked myself loads of time especially when the muse has escaped me for some time.  Just like now.

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The 5 Senses and Fiction Writing

5-sensesAs a budding writer I am sure you are reading loads of fiction from all genres and lengths. That is, short stories and novels primarily, but this could also include poetry.

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Writing a Bestseller?

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So you think you are writing a bestseller!  Lucky you! Bestsellers are not the easiest thing to write, and sadly, for your information I have not written one myself!  Here’s hoping!

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How to Start Creative Writing

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Now then, so you have decided to take the brave step and start your writing journey! First things first, don’t give up that day job!  Good, that’s out of the way!  Now you are truly ready to scratch that writing itch and maybe make yourself a big name…eventually! But for today where do you start?  Even those Continue reading “How to Start Creative Writing”

Are we crazy?

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It occurred to me recently that us writer types must be crazy.  Let me explain. Who else would work for nothing, that is, put in long hours writing novels, articles, short stories, poetry with a very strong possibility that it will be rejected outright by agents and publishers? When you have toiled for days or weeks on a short story submission for say People’s Friend magazine and you are absolutely certain you have met all the criteria.

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