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Words on the Page: Trusting in the Writing Process

Words On The PagegTrusting In Writing Process

Once you’ve got something on the page, y0u have something to work on. Anything that prevents you getting those first words on the page has to be avoided. High expectations and thinking about the finished product rather than the task at hand can have a paralysing effect  on those first words.  Kate Grenville, The Writing…

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#105 Writing Through The Messy Middle with Creative Mermaid, Sherrie McCarthy

Writing Through The Messy Middle

We all have good days and bad days with our writing, but spare a thought for today’s guest where a good day is a very good day indeed and a bad day could sink her boat. Sherrie McCarthy, founder of Creative Mermaids, encourages us all to live our most creative and vibrant lives – and…

#104 Squeezing Your Writing Into The Gaps of Your Life, With Clare Connelly

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Harlequin Mills & Boon sell a book every four seconds, and today I’m chatting with Australian Romance Author, Clare Connelly, to learn the secrets to writing a romance novel. You also get to tweet your pitch for a chance to win one of four copies of Clare’ M&B Dare romance, Off Limits.   Clare’s first tip…

Drafting Your Novel Doesn’t Need To Be Hard

Drafting Your Novel Doesn't Need To Be Hard

With the proliferation of ‘How to Write a Novel’ courses lately you can be forgiven in thinking that writing a novel requires all kind of expertise before you begin. This is not the case. Writing is an exploratory process and only by writing can you find out what it is you’re trying to say. In…

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#103 How to Write a Million Words a Year the Romantic Way, with Tracey Pedersen

#103 Tracey

Grow you email list, network and promote your books, is the advice that prolific romance author, Tracey Pedersen, shares with us today and she makes it sound so easy. But listen a little closer and you’ll learn the real secret. Bum on chair and write. Tracey is dedicated to her craft and she’s learnt everything…