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Friday, 31 July 2015
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Advice from Cathy Kelly
The story needs narrative and dialogue to drive the plot along. Don’t write reams of narrative. A vital piece of writing advice is show, not tell. Don’t have eight pages telling the reader about an argument. Show it with a scene.
Sometimes the writer needs to know all about the character’s past but the reader doesn’t. We may not need to know that he owned a hamster when he was eight – unless he’s a serial killer and chewed its ears off, obviously.
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Sunday, 26 July 2015
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Advice from Cathy Kelly.
It seemed fitting to include advice from Cathy today as I am reading her latest novel It Started With Paris.
Some writers write a draft of the entire book, then go back over it and polish, which results in a second draft. Then go back again and do another polish.
I tend to write in segments. I write a draft of the first third of the book, then go back over that until I like it or until I go mad; whichever comes first. Then move on.
Edit, edit and edit again. Then take a leap of faith and send your manuscript.
- See more at: http://www.cathykelly.com/advice/editing#sthash.Edp3cI7K.dpuf
Monday, 20 July 2015
Sunday, 19 July 2015
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Trying to get sales on my book is harder than first expected. I know it's not because it isnt amazing, it totally is.....
Its getting it into the right hands and onto the right shelves.
Buy it, share it, like it on Goodreads!
Sorry I haven't written in a while, I've been working really hard, just not on this! But, if you follow me, or are good at noticing stuff, then you will see that I have posted a heap of posts in a row today - and that's because I had written them separately over the last few weeks and am posting them all at once now. Today (sometime in the last two weeks) I finished editing the good copy of OMG a ghostwriting project I'm working on and emailed it to my client. It was a huge relief to send it as all writers know, that ahhhh sound when you are no longer under some sort of invisible deadline to get something submitted is my second favourite ahhh.
Now, with an empty timeslot on my hands that needs to be filled, I have decided to continue with my third novel Ally in Disguise a novel about a girl who struggles to find a genuine guy who isn't an absolute narcissist.... It's obviously got more things going on but that's how I will explain it for now.
Appreciate your own talent. Don’t compare yourself. We all do it and it’s fatal to writing, creativity and life in general. Think that you’re this unique, marvellous person and that you’re going to give this writing business your best shot.
Writing a book is like closing your eyes and asking the universe to help you, and then, if you really believe in it, the magic will start to flow. But believing in it is the key. You have to love writing and it genuinely has to come from your authentic self. By this, I mean that if you think you will hit the writing jackpot by becoming the next John Grisham or JK Rowling, then forget it. Don’t be the next anyone – be the first you.
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