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4 Steps to a Fabulous Finished First Draft — K. D. Dowdall

4 Steps to a Fabulous Finished First Draft Posted by Our Special Guest | Nov 7, 2018 | Life by Signe Pike “I’m working on a book.” If you’ve uttered this sentence, you’re most likely acquainted with the particular horrors of trying to complete a first draft. […] via 4 Steps to a Fabulous Finished First… Continue reading 4 Steps to a Fabulous Finished First Draft — K. D. Dowdall

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Coming To Terms With Some Stories We Write Are Simply Stepping Stones To Other Stories #Writers #Writing — BlondeWriteMore

One of the hardest things to come to terms with when you start writing seriously is that… not all your stories will work out. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but some will be rubbish. Every writer, regardless of ability, I believe, has an imaginary ‘rubbish story’ quota to meet. We all, […]… Continue reading Coming To Terms With Some Stories We Write Are Simply Stepping Stones To Other Stories #Writers #Writing — BlondeWriteMore

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The Book Title Tag

Another book tag. This time, I got it from alittlebutalot. Thanks a lot and feel free to give this a go yourself. TITLE THAT’S THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE TITLE THAT DESCRIBES YOUR PERFECT WEEKEND I just need some time to catch up with everything I got behind on during the week. TITLE OF AN… Continue reading The Book Title Tag

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How to Beat the Query Game: The Truth About the Slush Pile — K. D. Dowdall

How to Beat the Query Game: The Truth About the Slush Pile by Paula Munier Everywhere I go I hear writers complain about the black hole that is every literary agent’s in-box—the slush pile—that dark and dangerous place where their queries and manuscripts go in, never to be seen again. Kind of like all those… Continue reading How to Beat the Query Game: The Truth About the Slush Pile — K. D. Dowdall

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If I Had Started Writing Seriously When I Was Younger I Might Be Published Now, But Was The Younger Me Ready To Write a Book? #AmWriting #Writing — BlondeWriteMore

I have been listening to a great writing podcast called Write or Die. It is perfect for writers, like me, who are deep in the querying trenches. If you are struggling with rejection and the journey to publication, listen to this. Podcast host and author, Claribel Ortega, focuses on the struggle and the suffering with […]… Continue reading If I Had Started Writing Seriously When I Was Younger I Might Be Published Now, But Was The Younger Me Ready To Write a Book? #AmWriting #Writing — BlondeWriteMore

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Baking Cakes & Writing Stories – The Similarities #SundayBlogShare #Writers #Writing — BlondeWriteMore

Our stories are like the cakes we bake. Some of us plan our cake making projects with military precision. We stick rigidly to the recipe and put in hours of ingredient preparation. Whilst the rest of us stare at the food cupboard, listen to the gurgle of our gut and chuck in any ingredient that […]… Continue reading Baking Cakes & Writing Stories – The Similarities #SundayBlogShare #Writers #Writing — BlondeWriteMore

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The Benefits of Taking a Break From Novel Writing to Craft Short Stories #SundayBlogShare #Writer #ShortStories — BlondeWriteMore

You have been working at the literary coalface for months. Your second draft has taken far longer than you expected. At times working on your second draft has felt more like going to war than embarking on a wonderful journey of creative discovery. You know far too much about your characters and after spending an […]… Continue reading The Benefits of Taking a Break From Novel Writing to Craft Short Stories #SundayBlogShare #Writer #ShortStories — BlondeWriteMore

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20 Tips to Proofread Like A Professional — Karen Dowdall

Originally posted on The Haunted Pen: Proofreading. Some writers love it, some writers despise it. But whatever your feelings, proofreading is your final task when preparing to share your words with the world. Writers often read their words the way they believe they wrote them, not how they actually wrote them. This means spelling mistakes,… via… Continue reading 20 Tips to Proofread Like A Professional — Karen Dowdall

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10 Things Writers Don’t Know About The Woods… — Karen Dowdall

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog: To read this interesting and informative article by Author, Bowhunter, and Scientist Dan Koboldt, Click on the link or his photo below: 10-things-writers-know-woods/ via 10 Things Writers Don’t Know About The Woods… — Karen Dowdall A very informative writer's resource. We've all written a scene in the… Continue reading 10 Things Writers Don’t Know About The Woods… — Karen Dowdall

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Confessions of a Perfectionist — All The Way YA

Yesterday I was scrolling on Instagram (most likely between the hours of 11pm and 2am) and I stumbled across a buzzfeed post that said: “Anyone else in their 20s, but feel like they’re running out of time to get their life together?” Maybe it was the sleep deprivation, but this message hit me hard. Like, […]… Continue reading Confessions of a Perfectionist — All The Way YA