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Twenty Years of Harry Potter

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20 years. Wow. Time has flown. It was 20 years ago that, while driving across to Ireland (via ferry) for a summer holiday (in very un-summery weather), I sat in the back of the car with my younger brother while our mum read aloud a strange new book from the school library about a boy […]

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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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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 […]