3 Ways Writers can use Instagram

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Websites and apps can be more of a hindrance than a help when it comes to writing. But just as Pinterest can help writers, so can Instagram. Plenty of people shy away from it, pointing out that the unrealistic view of reality it promotes isn't exactly healthy. But the same can be said of everything… Continue reading 3 Ways Writers can use Instagram

How Long should it take to Write a Book?

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I worked on my first book for three years. Three years. And at roughly 45,000 odd words it’s not exactly War and Peace. Of course, my little old book had to be put into stasis more than once. I’ve been working and there have been house moves and life changes a-plenty in this time. Still,… Continue reading How Long should it take to Write a Book?

It’s Finished! Sort of.

After many machinations, alterations, deletions, frustrations and other things ending with -tion I have finally finished The Book. I have bits of this book on my computer that date back to 2011 - yikes! All 29 chapters now stand before me, hovering somewhere between novella and novel (I haven't done a word count yet as… Continue reading It’s Finished! Sort of.

Why Exercise is good for a Writer

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Exercise. Some people love it, some people would rather sit on broken glass than do all that jumping about. It would be stereotypical to suggest that all writers are in the latter camp, but there's no getting away from the fact that writing involves a lot of staying still to get the words on paper.… Continue reading Why Exercise is good for a Writer