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8 Tips For a Successful NaNoWriMo

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A notebook for NaNoWriMo

As NaNoWriMo is now less than a month away (!), I have been thinking back to how I approached the challenge last year. I hope that by doing so I can replicate my routine and the resulting success that it brought. Last time out, I made a few blog posts along the way about what I […]

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Food Writing Exercises: Limiting Adjectives

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I continue to work through ‘Will Write for Food’ as a way to improve my food writing, although progress has been halted slightly due to work (got to pay the bills!), travel (for work) and Magic of Christmas commitments (oh crikey Christmas is coming, fast!). Returning to where I had gotten to, I found that I […]

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A Second Path: Getting into Food Writing and Blogging

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Alongside my day job, and the writing of a few novels (The Magic of Christmas is progressing well, and a few other things are in the pipeline), one of my big interests has always been food. Writing about food has been a dream that has lurked within the deep corners of my mind for years now. It […]

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The Art of Writing: Re… Planning?

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They say the art of writing is rewriting. It may well be. However, I think much can be said for re-planning. I’ve posted before about my experience with Exile. I planned too much. I spent months on it. When I started writing, I suddenly felt like all my creativity was constrained by one plan. A […]

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My Favourite Book(s) Read in 2015

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First of all, Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2016 brings you joy, happiness and many good books to read. I was thinking earlier today about what the best book I had read this year had been. Two immediately sprung to mind. One, perhaps unsurprisingly if you know me well, was a Star Wars book. […]