Tag: writing a book

A Series of Firsts

Madeline McEwan is back as this week’s guest blogger… This month, September, represents a series of firsts for me:- First visit to New York City, even though we’ve lived in the States for more than two decades. First interstate flight for my two autistic adult sons—they’re coming with us, reluctantly. First book launch for the…

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Hi Susan-Writing What You Know

  I have about twenty Hi Susan e-mails waiting for me so thought I’d get to at least one this week. Chloe writes- Is it true that a fiction authors should only write about an experience they’ve gone through themselves? When I started writing, I’d heard that too. My first book was based on my own experience…

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And So It Begins-NaNoWriMo 2018

    Promptober’s history and I hope you enjoyed it. Today I thought I’d kick off NaNoWriMo 2018 with a pep talk for everyone, (myself included). It’s sort of ironic because as I’m putting this together, writing is the last thing I actually want to do. It’s Wednesday evening, it’s been a busy week, finishing…

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Get To Know Your Character

  One of the first questions I ask students is; what do you remember most about your favorite books? I always know that at least 99 %  are going to tell me about a character they fell in love with, cheered for, and turned the pages just to see what happened to them. Don’t get me wrong,…

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Monday Motivation

I saw this quote and thought how it could apply to writing a book. Everyone says they have an idea for a book which is great but unless you write it, you stand no chance of getting published. If you’ve been putting off writing that book, print this out, post it somewhere you can see it…

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