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Opening Lines – What hooks a reader? #AmReading

It’s been a few years since I published an opening lines blog post highlighting my favourite novels. To celebrate some of the incredible books I’ve read recently I thought I’d do it again. Feel free to join in and tag me so I can read your posts. Here are eight novels where the opening lines… Continue reading Opening Lines – What hooks a reader? #AmReading

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#BookReview The Indie Author Mindset by Adam Croft #Writing #IndieAuthor

Title: The Indie Author Mindset Author: Adam Croft Category: Writing I found this book: Amazon My Review: I thought I’d burnt myself out on writing books over the years, but it appears I was wrong. Adam’s conversational style of writing meant I had this unpacked and read within a few hours. As a personal development… Continue reading #BookReview The Indie Author Mindset by Adam Croft #Writing #IndieAuthor

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Writing Research – How I’m Using My Love of History #Vikings #WritingTips

Writing Research Writing fantasy fiction allows me to bend the rules, make stuff up, and be as creative as I want to be. I’ve invented realms, worlds, and races for my Guardian Series, I’ve run with a werewolf pack through Sherwood Forest in my Hood Academy Series, and I’ve turned little red riding hood into… Continue reading Writing Research – How I’m Using My Love of History #Vikings #WritingTips

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How to Identify Life Lessons Using a Writing Exercise #AmWriting

How to Identify Your Life Lessons Using a Writing Exercise I know first-hand the benefits of writing for healing purposes, and this exercise is one of my favourite personal development tools. It was my creative writing tutor who introduced me to this as we worked on character development. Designed to challenge us as writers, however, I… Continue reading How to Identify Life Lessons Using a Writing Exercise #AmWriting

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#TuesdayBookBlog Inspirations behind the Reading Group by @DellaGalton #GuestPost #Romance

I first discovered my next guest between the pages of Writers’ Forum magazine many years ago, and her sound advice has helped shape my writing ever since. As well as teaching me so much about the skill of penning a novel, short story, or article, I have also thoroughly enjoyed reading her fiction work. So,… Continue reading #TuesdayBookBlog Inspirations behind the Reading Group by @DellaGalton #GuestPost #Romance

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Top 10 Tips for #NaNoWriMo – An Editor’s Perspective by @perfect_prose #MondayBlogs

I’m delighted to have special guest, Susan Buchanan, from Perfect Prose Services on my blog today. She shares her top ten tips for all the NaNoers preparing for 1st November, from an editor’s perspective. Top 10 Tips for NaNoWriMo – An Editor’s Perspective Only a day to go. On November 1st, fingers will be poised… Continue reading Top 10 Tips for #NaNoWriMo – An Editor’s Perspective by @perfect_prose #MondayBlogs

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Writing Inspiration #WritingTips #AmWriting

If you scroll down any social media feed you will find an abundance of memes with a variety of quotes – some are inspirational, some humorous, and some are very thought provoking. I share quite a few motivational quotes on my Resolution Challenge Facebook page. Not because it fits my needs – although, some days… Continue reading Writing Inspiration #WritingTips #AmWriting