Tag: writing tips

The 5 Pillars of Success!

What are the 5 pillars of success? Unless you have written a novel which unexpectedly boomed overnight, there are some important things to think about when it comes to success of your published novel. This advice is mostly aimed at self-publishers, however, can be used for traditionally published authors as well, making sure you are […]

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How to schedule time for writing

Part of looking after yourself is to make sure you never do anything which adds no value to your life. I am a firm believer in planning my months, weeks, and days. Writing can often seem like one of those things you do when inspiration hits, but that is not a road to follow if […]

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Common dialogue mistakes

I have decided to show you a couple of common dialogue mistakes, which are both an easy fix. Grammar and punctuation can be difficult to understand, and know how to use at times, but once you know, it will stick with you! These are the two I come across quite frequently. Number one Punctuation in […]

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Showing vs Telling

A lot of writers ask about this one. What is showing, and what is telling? This is a quick guide you can use on your finished manuscript. Let’s start: Search for words like Scared, Hungry, Sad, Happy, in Love, Excited, Devastated, Cold, Angry. Now if you find you have used these words to describe a […]

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Rewriting – 3 tips

I present to you 3 tips on how to bring your story to life Your first draft can be bad, granted, but when it is time to go back and bring your characters and your plot to life, there are a few things to keep in mind. Info Dumps Don’t, just don’t include any info […]

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