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Great reminder on what not to worry about

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
In other words… I need to use this as my screen saver. A constant reminder that my first draft doesn’t have to be perfect. I’ve rewritten the same chapter at least five times. Tweaking a comma here, a comma there, putting commas everywhere only to go back rewrite the…

The Tail of the Tale

The Tail of the Tale

Originally posted on Audrey Driscoll's Blog:
? Back in January, I typed “finis” at the end of my work in progress. Since then, I’ve gone through it twice, once to find gross errors and inconsistencies, and a second time to streamline the prose and reduce the word count. Everything went swimmingly (a word to…

How to make readers love and hate your villain

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
Make him one of the beautiful people. Writing a villain and/or an antagonist is not as easy for me as the good guys. A few days ago I wrote a post about the difference and similarities between the antagonist and a villain.  And think whether you choose to blend the bad guy…

Face Blindness – why this is the subject of my new novel

Face Blindness – why this is the subject of my new novel

Originally posted on fabricating fiction:
Next week on 21stJune, my latest psychological thriller, The Date, will be published. This is a novel that has taken a long time to write and several false starts before it was completed and there is a very special reason for that. With my previous novels I’ve written about a…

Things To Consider When Writing A Relationship Break Up #SundayBlogShare  #AmWritingRomance

Things To Consider When Writing A Relationship Break Up #SundayBlogShare #AmWritingRomance

Markets For Writers

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
This week’s market is for anyone who’s written a novel and who is looking to get published. The Richard and Judy’s Search For A Bestseller Competition is taking entries and it’s a competition that’s worth entering. You need to submit the first 10,000 words of your novel and the winner will…

The right ingredients make for a great novel

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
Leave one ingredient out and your story will fall flat as a flitter. Yeah, that’s right a story can fall flat just like a cake or soufflé. I can remember my mother yelling, “Don’t slam the door, my cake will fall.” Of course, nowadays, that’s not much of a problem…

The Magical Relationship Between a Writer and Their Notebook #MondayBlogs #Writers

The Magical Relationship Between a Writer and Their Notebook #MondayBlogs #Writers

Editing? Ask Yourself This. And This.

Editing? Ask Yourself This. And This.

Originally posted on Audrey Driscoll's Blog:
I’m in the process of turning this pile of scribbled-upon paper into a book. In other words, I’m editing the first draft of my work in progress. (Well, okay, I’m actually working with a Word document, but it started out with pen on paper). As I work through…

Why Some Books Resonate and Others Don’t

Originally posted on Shannon A Thompson:
I’m here to tell you why some books resonate and others don’t. Why? Because so many publishers/agents/editors are out there searching for the next big thing, and many authors are trying to become that. As authors, sometimes we stare at three or four different projects and wonder which one…

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