To NaNo or not to NaNo?

    Last year I was a NaNoWriMo winner as I completed over 50,000 words of my novel in 30 days. The experience not only gave me a push on my new book but I found a writing group, new friends and the opportunity to attend a writers’ seminar about getting my book published. As […]

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Writing Lesson No8

  Sending out a book proposal. covering letter and synopsis. I had worked for weeks on the perfect synopsis and covering letter and wanted to get it just right.  I decided to have a quick look at previous articles  I had pulled from Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum and check the Writers’ Bureau website for […]

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Writing Lesson No7

I have been spending every spare minute over the last few weeks, editing my novel. 1st time – to check for continuity in the storyline. 2nd time – to check for cliches and unnecessary words etc. 3rd time – to read it out loud. This shows up any sentences or words that simply ‘don’t work’. It has […]

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