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The 100 day book – 10 lessons from this amazing challenge

Reading Time: 9 minutesAt the end of August I completed the 100 Day Book program from The Write Practice. From the middle of May, I had committed to a daily word count, and a weekly share of my work, and giving weekly feedback on… Continue Reading →

Tired writing – tech and tips to beat writing fatigue

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis post is originally from summer 2017. I am tired. I’m halfway through a Book in 100 Days program from The Write Practice, writing 1000 fresh words every single day, plus editing a large chunk of those for readability in… Continue Reading →

7 day creative writing challenge – draft a story in one day

Reading Time: 3 minutesSo you’ve taken on a  7 day creative writing challenge, or a story a day challenge, and now you have to deliver. But how do you create a complete draft of a story in just one day (and do it… Continue Reading →

You already know what to do, so get editing.

Reading Time: 3 minutesI am editing the first draft of my light-hearted fantasy. And it seems like it might never be finished. But three things happened this week to motivate me into getting the job done and out the door. I already made… Continue Reading →

What to do when you’ve written a book – 11 editing steps

Reading Time: 5 minutesHow do you turn mush into gold? When you finish the first draft of a novel, you’re on a high. You did it, you put in the hours and you completed a book. Next thing – publication and worldwide acclaim…. Continue Reading →

Planning backwards with a scene list

Reading Time: 4 minutesI’m very nearly done with the first draft of the book. Very nearly. I just have a couple of scenes to write near the end, plus some backfill to do at the start. This means it’s time to do what… Continue Reading →

First Draft Forgiveness – let yourself off these ‘writer sins’

Reading Time: 3 minutesI’m currently writing a fast and horrible first draft. Fast because I have the attention span of a gnat on Red Bull, and horrible because I need to just rattle out ideas regardless of style or grace. To do this I… Continue Reading →

My terrifying timeline

Reading Time: 2 minutesDo I dare? Do I dare put dates and deadlines to what I’m trying to achieve, and have to acknowledge publicly when I miss or make those targets? Is my book, my weird Young Adult Arthurian Genderfluid Fantasy Coming Of… Continue Reading →

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