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Day 17: 30 Day Blogging Challenge – Testimonials about my Work

What Others Say I decided to go into freelance writing following a change in physical circumstances and a realisation that I needed something that meant I didn’t have to stand all day. I have a steady but not spectacular stream … Continue reading

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Day 16: 30 Day Blogging Challenge – Halfway

Wow, suddenly it’s day 16 and I‘ve been blogging consecutively for 15 days! I’m really glad that I took up this challenge and I’m learning a lot from it. So far I’ve learned: that finding topics can be fun and … Continue reading

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Day 15: 30 Day Blogging Challenge – Editing a Story – Characters

On days 11 and 12 I published two halves of a story. This story was written for the purpose of showing you what I do when I edit. I have deliberately published a first draft, with very little editing apart … Continue reading

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Day 13: 30 Day Blogging Challenge – 10 Ideas for Writer’s Inspiration

My story was written by using a picture as a prompt. I keep a folder called ‘Writer’s Inspiration’ on my Pinterest account. Any picture that looks like it could come in handy as part of a story some day is … Continue reading

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Day 11: 30 Day Blogging Challenge: A Story, Part 1

The Old House on the Hill The estate agent turned the key in the lock. The key was large, wrought iron and it took her two goes to turn it. The heavy lock clicked open. The woman, smart and professional, … Continue reading

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 9 Book Review: Writer Time Management Book by Kathleen McGurl

I interviewed author Kathleen McGurl on my website last year. She has written hundreds of short stories and moved into writing full novels in the past few years. Her website is interesting and talks about her writing life, and among … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Embarrassing Writing – Need to Keep My Work Secret

I want to talk about something that I touched on yesterday in more detail today and that subject is: embarrassing writing. It’s something that I suffer from quite a lot. I am probably going to find that it is just … Continue reading

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Day 4 (30 Day Blogging Challenge) Plot Your Novel

There are several schools of thought when it comes to plotting out a novel. The first one is: don’t plot your novel! For some people, the very act of sitting down and working out what the story is going to … Continue reading

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30 Day Blogging Challenge -Day 1

When I interviewed Sarah Arrow of Sark e-Media for this blog last year, I was impressed by her 30 day blogging challenge. The idea is to blog for 30 consecutive days – something I have not tried before. I kept … Continue reading

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Four More Qualities of Successful Freelance Writers

Some people just find writing hard work. The physical effort of putting pen to paper or fingers to keypad just does not do it for them. They are unsure that what they are doing is correct and they find the … Continue reading

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