Category Archives: Writers

How To Outline By the Seat of Your Pants — A Writer’s Path

by Stephanie O’Brien When you start to create a novel, one of the first questions you have to ask yourself is, “Should I start by creating an outline, or just fly by the seat of my pants?” Both of these … Continue reading

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How To Survive Resting Your Draft Novel #SundayBlogShare #Writer

Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore:
Resting a draft novel can be a challenging time for some writers. We generally fall into two camps when it comes to letting our beloved draft novel rest. There are those of us who are relieved to…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – Secret #Dumfries by Mary Smith and Photographer Keith Kirk — Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Delighted to feature another of Mary Smith’s local history books… Secret Dumfries in collaboration with photographer Keith Kirk. About Secret Dumfries Dumfries, in south-west Scotland, has a long history, much of it well recorded. However, as with most places there … Continue reading

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Free books or the price of ignorance…

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”  – Haruki Murakami  “You don’t … Continue reading

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Trees

1- The Silent Tree These birds love the silent tree and like to perch on that bough. You know; the love is unexplained thing but we know it very well. From that lovely bough, the leaves and feathers had fallen … Continue reading

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Suit of armour

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”  Stephen Hawking “Don’t underestimate me because I’m quiet. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and observe more than you know.”  Michaela Chung “Opinion is the lowest form of human … Continue reading

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Time to fess up!!!

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
Here is a question for all my fellow writers, both published like myself, and those who just love to write for the sheer joy of doing so. How many hours do you spend…

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Communication:

I know I am not the only one to have realised that WordPress have ‘lost’ the reblog button. This has been going on for several days now, and at the time of writing, I have seen no sign of its … Continue reading

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Submitting to journals: the Jo Bell method

Originally posted on The Bell Jar: Jo Bell's blog:
? [This article is now taught as part of the Open University’s Creative Writing MA, and I’ve had many many messages to tell me that people have increased their publication record,…

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When you are not writing…

by Diane Laney Fitzpatrick I know, it sounds like a lame excuse, doesn’t it? “It’s not that I’m not writing. It’s just that I’m thinking about my next chapter while I play this game of Solitaire on my phone. With … Continue reading

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