Writing

How trying to be a ‘plotter’ nearly ruined my writing…

Plotting the novel In 2018, I entered the Richell Prize (yes I’m blaming you!) for my current WIP. At the start of last year, I wrote the first 25,000 words and since I’d entered my other manuscript in every other award the year before I decided I’d give it a go. This is the first… Continue reading How trying to be a ‘plotter’ nearly ruined my writing…

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Writing

Getting back to basics: The benefits of writing by hand

A new year, a new plan.  Last year, I had a big goal in regards to my writing career. This year, I just want to stay on track, write regularly and keep moving forward. In recent months, the thought of sitting at my keyboard and having to produce a word count felt utterly overwhelming. The more… Continue reading Getting back to basics: The benefits of writing by hand

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Reflections and Projections: One writer’s​ highs and lows of 2018

It's that time of year when we inevitably begin to reflect on the last twelve months and begin to think about how we'd like the next 12 months to pan out. For me, 2018 has been a year of highs and lows. The first half of the year saw me make much progress in my… Continue reading Reflections and Projections: One writer’s​ highs and lows of 2018