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NaNoWriMo Goals 2018

. November is almost here and for many a writer, that means one thing: NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is where writers from all over the world commit to the aim of writing 50,000 words of a novel during November. That equates to approximately 1,667 words each day….

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A Day in the Life of a Writer: Kate Murdoch

. Kate Murdoch is an Australian author of historical fiction, whose debut novel, Stone Circle  (historical fantasy) was published in December 2017 and which was also shortlisted for the Chaucer Awards 2018 for pre-1750’s historical fiction. Her short-form fiction has been published in various literary journals in Australia, the UK, US, and Canada. Before her leap into…

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One sure-fire way to increase your writing word count

. One of my goals is to be more productive and improve my writing word count each day. Heading down the indie publishing route, it’s particularly important. However, some days writing can feel like a chore. Not because you’re not reaching your writing word count, but just because you can’t get the words from your head…

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Writing Process: Going backwards to go forwards

. The writing process and writing life always surprises me. How can something so simple – something I’ve always been good at – be so difficult? I was one of those writers who stumbled into creativity. I didn’t dream of being a writer when I was child, in fact, it wasn’t ever a consideration. I…

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Taking writer’s doubt to a new level

. As I’m currently spending my writing time trudging deep through the rewrite of my next manuscript, I’ve been having a bit of a tough time. Like all writers and authors, my struggle with impostor syndrome and writer’s doubt is real. But, with my unique talent of taking things to new heights, I’ve developed the…

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Book Review: The Rules of Backyard Croquet

The Rules of Backyard Croquet Author: Sunni Overend Published: February 2018 Publisher: Harper Collins My Rating: 4 / 5   All’s fair in love and couture Disgraced fashion prodigy Apple March has gone into hiding, concealing herself within the cashmere and silk folds of a formerly grand fashion boutique – the hanging of blouses and handling…