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Intro to Story Circle | Part Three

Part 3 in story circle tutorials.

Shenanigans (#36 of 365)

No one wants to face the aftermath.

WHY AUTHORS SHOULD NOT ASK FOR BOOK REVIEWS

Sale targets over written reviews

Going Car-Less

On the 27th January, 2016, I was driving in my car and was t-boned by another car. I was thankfully fine. The car was a write-off. It took quite some time for the insurance money to come through. In the meantime I took to riding the bus to and from work. I first thought this [...]

The YA Masterclass

On Thursday 15th June, 2017, I attended the YA Masterclass as part of The Emerging Writers Festival. It was damn exciting. We listened to lectures, interviews, panels and had a 2 hour work shop. One panel discussed finding voice in YA. They spoke about how young adult readers know what they like and they know [...]

Lying in the Foetal Position

A week ago I was lying in the foetal position, chanting “I don’t know, I don’t know.” I had written the first third of my draft and realised there was big leap to the next scenes. My outline had too many gaps moving forward. I can see the whole story laid out in my head, [...]

Why Crying is a Good Thing

This week I have felt like I wanted to watch a sad movie and cry everything out. It has been one of those weeks. Absolutely crazy at work. I’m not exactly sad. Just stressed. When I’m stressed my back tenses, I clench my jaw and as a result I get neck pain and headaches. I’m [...]

Keep On Keepin’ On

My day job totally got in the way of my productivity this week.  It was bat-shit-crazy. Remember last week when I was all pumped to write my next scene?  Well, that didn't happen until Saturday night. Wednesday is an off night for writing.  I was still having neck and shoulder pain from my fall the [...]

In Love With Romance

I love romance. I’ve been in love with the concept ever since I was a little girl.   I didn’t date in high school, and wrote love stories instead.  I have to wonder whether this messed with my idea of relationships. I have found I can write better romance than I have ever experienced in [...]