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Writer’s Voice

I’m confused with conflicting ‘advice’ I read from writers who teach other writers (or at least other writers read their advice articles.) This is my thinking: The first thing I often read is to cut unnecessary words from sentences and … Continue reading

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‘Perfect never gets published’

‘Perfect never gets published’ was the most motivating advice I read, in the last couple of years. And the more I think about it—it’s definitely true. I procrastinated, for about a decade, about publishing my completed manuscript (A Charming Bequest) … Continue reading

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Procrastination, lacks confidence, or what?

Sharing my experiences with my fellow writers: About a decade ago, I settled down in November and bashed out 2500-3,500 words a day, having read about NaNoWriMo, before going on a booked holiday, which provided a deadline. I had a … Continue reading

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Target Audience

One of the things a writer should identify when starting to write a novel is their target audience. When I wrote A Charming Bequest, in my mind I generated a vision of my reader, who was a lady, probably 40+ … Continue reading

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Striving for perfection

Let’s imagine a scenario: I have a completed MS, edited to the best of my ability following advice I have researched: ‘Show don’t tell!’ ‘Just write the damned thing!’ ‘No passive sentences’ … ‘cut adverbs’ … ‘find your own voice’… … Continue reading

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West Country Writers Association

I’m a member of the West Country Writers’ Association whose central purpose is to foster, by the interchange of ideas, the love of literature in the West Country – the West Country of England, that is. The main event for … Continue reading

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