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5 Steps to win NaNoWriMo

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Hello, I’m so glad you’re here and that you want to read these 5 steps to win NaNoWriMo. You being here is already a step in the winning direction. Firstly, what is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo stands for National Write A…

The Alice Network

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Book Review

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I read The Alice Network in 2017. I recorded this review in 2017 too (shameful). Anyway, rather late than never, especially with this book because it’s definitely a book I would suggest EVERYONE  reads. I loved it! The Alice…

write a novel in 30 days paperback

Write A Novel In 30 Days Paperback Release

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I cannot tell you how insanely excited I am to share the launch of my paperback with you!                     Last week was a wonderful week! For those of you who…

revising your first draft

10 Steps to Revising Your First Draft

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You’ve finished your manuscript. CONGRATULATIONS! Now you have to start revising your manuscript, but how? Where could you possibly even start? In this video, I explain my techniques of revising a novel. I promise that if you follow these…

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Unsettling – Flash Fiction Writing Prompt

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I am terrible at completing writing exercises on a weekly basis and I never write flash fiction, until today. A Facebook group for writers that I am part of posted a writing prompt flash fiction challenge with the word…

Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer

Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer Book Review

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I feel like my life has been made a better one by finding Helen on Instagram and discovering her book Heart of Mist. Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer is a fantasy novel you just have to read. Watch…

Taryn Leigh

Taryn Leigh Interview | Writer’s Stories

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I had so much fun interviewing fellow South African author Taryn Leigh about her debut novel Perfect Imperfections. I loved chatting with Taryn about her book Perfect Imperfections as well as her writing process and how she got published.  …

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Book Hamper Giveaway with Author Taryn Leigh

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I’m incredibly excited to be partnering with Taryn Leigh, author of Perfect Imperfections for this fun book hamper giveaway. Not only has she included her book for the giveaway but also a Perfect Imperfections mug to enjoy some hot…

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo ~ 30 Days of Writing

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It’s time for NaNoWriMo again. This is one of my favourite times of year and I cannot wait. Actually, I think I must be slightly crazy taking part in NaNoWriMo again but I simply can’t resist. I took part…

creating a curriculum

Creating a curriculum to live by

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I started reading this book yesterday and it’s phenomenal. It’s taken some time for the author to get into the actual techniques, however the reason for this is so that the reader really grasps the concepts. He uses amazing…

How To Name Book Characters

How To Name Book Characters: 4 Things To Remember

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How to name book characters is such an important question to ask when writing a book. I think, often a name pops into our heads and we’re inclined to use the name before really thinking the name through. In…

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Write A Novel In 30 Days ~ Pre-Order The Book

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Woohoo! It’s that time. Yes, It’s time to Pre-Order Write A Novel In 30 Days. I’m so excited to announce the book I have been working on. And, it’s in time to help get you prepared for NaNoWriMo. I…

follow your own course

Do you listen to advice or do you follow your own course?

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Advice usually comes from a place of caring and consideration. However, sometimes advice comes from a place of jealousy. In that case, follow your own course. Sometimes advice comes in the form of messages like these: “slow down” “try…