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Submission Time!
July 14, 2016
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It’s that time of my life again people…submission time! After five previous submissions, over one hundred rejections and tens of thousands of wasted words, I hold onto the hope that this time I have something of quality. Hope isn’t the easiest thing to hold onto when you’re sending off submissions for a piece of work […]
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The Writing Process – 9 tips on How to Submit to Agents
January 13, 2016
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So, submissions…fun, eh? Ok, so maybe not as fun as the dude in the picture would suggest. If anyone out there is feeling the pinch of having to draft and redraft synopses, are meticulously planning out their cover letters and has just been driven bonkers by the amount of submissions they have sent off then […]
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The Writing Process – 5 Tips for Editing Your Work
January 9, 2016
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Most people hate editing. Why? Because it’s slow, repetitive, tedious and every other adjective that is synonymous with boring. When editing you’re not making progress. When you’re the reader or the viewer, you don’t turn back for the most part. You don’t read a chapter of a book and put it down to discuss the […]
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The Writing Process – 5 Feelings Every Writer Gets
January 5, 2016
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The reason for the lack of posts as of late is that I’m trying to push through with the manuscript that I’ve been writing for the past year. The Christmas holidays have given me the perfect chance to devote all my time to my writing and I’m hoping that I’ll have the editing and submission […]
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The Writing Process – 5 Methods for Dealing With Your Ideas
December 19, 2015
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This will be the first in a series of articles based on my own writing process in the hope that you will get ideas on how to come up with ideas, structure them and then turn them into a written work. I have been terribly creative and given the series the title of the “writing […]
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Six Key Characteristics for Writers and Why They Don’t Actually Matter
November 16, 2015
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Ever wondered if you’re suited to being a writer? Writing a book or story or poem seems to be a universal desire. Whenever anyone hears I want to be a writer they then come out with the line “I’d love to write a book” or “I’ve a great idea for a book”. Here are my […]
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5 Simple Sources of Inspiration and How to Use Them
November 6, 2015
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One of the most useless pieces of advice I’ve ever been given is as follows, “inspiration can come from anywhere, it’s all around you”. Wonderful, tell me something I don’t know. It is a very obvious thing but the problem with it is that it doesn’t tell you how to use that inspiration, how to […]
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Why Our Teachers Are Letting Us Down
October 26, 2015
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First off, let me start by saying that I love education. Anyone who knows me will tell you that. I love knowledge. I love the idea of learning and I think the opportunity of going into a classroom or lecture theatre and have someone inform you of a part of life that you never even […]
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4 Easy Ways to Get Kids Reading
October 11, 2015
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In a world dominated by technology, it’s sometimes difficult to make time for the written word. A lot of the time people just don’t like reading. It’s boring, monotonous, slow. They much prefer to watch a movie with fast pictures and bright colours and massive explosions. Don’t get me wrong, I like movies. In fact, […]
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5 Ways for Writers to Deal with Rejection
September 30, 2015
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Rejection isn’t easy, especially in writing. Having completed your manuscript, edited it, polished it off and then finally submitted it, you’re hopeful. Then you get the rejections. They start to trickle in and at first you say, “It’s ok, it’s only one” but bit by bit they mount up and the months of effort, sometimes […]