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Banish bad writing habits with my free distraction destroyer

Are you finding it difficult to remain focused when you write? You’re not alone. For many writers it is difficult to keep focused on their project for an extended period of time. This blog is all about being a more productive writer and to that end, I’ve created a little tool that you can use Read more about Banish bad writing habits with my free distraction destroyer[…]

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Writer Richard Dee: Sci-Fi and Steampunk

My guest post this week comes from writer Richard Dee. Richard introduces his work below, but I wanted to say thanks to him for putting together the answers to the questions. If you’re interested in finding out more about Richard, check out his website Richarddeescifi.co.uk, or take a look at his Amazon author page. This Read more about Writer Richard Dee: Sci-Fi and Steampunk[…]

Christmas 2017: Bull in a coffee shop (video)

For the last few years, I’ve been creating videos for my family at Christmas as bit of holiday fun. This year, I decided to create my first bit of poetry in almost 8 years. As my masters was in creative writing, I did a little bit of poetry, but concentrated mainly on screenwriting, so I’m Read more about Christmas 2017: Bull in a coffee shop (video)[…]

New Year’s resolutions for writers: How to decide yours

Are you thinking about your new year’s resolution yet? What do you want to do next year? And what exactly is a good set of New Year’s resolutions for writers? I’ve set dozens of new year’s resolutions in the past, and I’ve rarely met either of them. To help me this year, I’ve followed five Read more about New Year’s resolutions for writers: How to decide yours[…]

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Should I buy Scrivener? A Scrivener Review

I was able to get a trial of Scrivener during the latest NanoWriMo. If you who haven’t come across it, Scrivener is a writing programme created especially for writers. After using for a month, I am impressed with it, so I have put together a quick Scrivener review. If you’re considering buying a copy yourself, Read more about Should I buy Scrivener? A Scrivener Review[…]

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What should you do after NanoWriMo?

There’s a good chance that a lot of readers of this blog will have finished NanoWriMo this year. Congratulations to you all! Sitting somewhere on your computer is a partially completed 50,000 word mini-novel, just aching to be shared with the world. I’m not exception. Despite some time vacuums appearing that I’d not anticipated, I Read more about What should you do after NanoWriMo?[…]

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How to stay motivated when writing

Are you struggling to finish a piece of work? It can be difficult, keeping the momentum up at the end of a project. As we approach the end of NanoWriMo, there will be lots of people looking for some motivation to get to the end. It’s not all doom and gloom though! There is hope! Below are some Read more about How to stay motivated when writing[…]

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How do I write faster? Remove distractions

Do you need to increase your speed? Just over halfway through NanoWriMo 2017, a lot of writers will be wishing they could write faster. The word count just isn’t going up enough for the amount of time they’re putting in. The difficultly with writing is that there are a lot of things going on in Read more about How do I write faster? Remove distractions[…]

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Screenwriter Tim Loane: Why I write

In the next in a series of interviews about writer’s techniques, Tim Loane has kindly agreed to answer my list of questions. A highlight for me is when Tim talks about the how and the what of storytelling. I’m also more resolved now to write better treatments… You can find out more about Tim Loane on his Imdb page. If you would like Read more about Screenwriter Tim Loane: Why I write[…]