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Writing - It's a Marathon

Writing a Novel is a like running a Marathon I recently watched the London marathon, and as ever I am in awe of everyone who participates, particularly on such a hot day. It is not for the fainthearted, and as much as I would love to say…
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Use Your Senses

Use Your Senses to Write We are human beings, we use our senses to connect and understand the world around us. We HEAR - We SEE - We TASTE - We SMELL - We FEEL... and our readers also wish to engage their senses when reading a story or book.…

Show Don't Tell

Show Your Reader the Way As a writer you hear "show don't tell" time and time again, but what does it really mean? I must admit that I struggle with this and have been spending some time looking into how I can improve my writing skills…

Silence

Silence opens the door to Creative Flow It is only in the last year, as I have embarked on my spiritual Soul journey, that I have heard time and time again that to connect with our creative flow, we need to step back, slow down and be open…

Writing on the Go

Time to Break Free From Your Writing Desk This week I had to go up to Zürich, some 2 hours by train from where I live in the mountains.   Now, usually when I make this journey, it is often early (and I mean early, I get up at 04.30!),…
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Grammar and Spelling as a Writer

Are you a GRAMMAR Junkie?   Perhaps you are a SPELLING BEE? I put my hands up and will admit, as much as I LOVE WORDS...  English Grammar and Spelling are not my forte. Dyslexic Writer This is due, in part, to my dyslexic tendencies…
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The Business of Writing

So you want to be a serious writer, become a published author and make words your tool of choice... Sounds great and there is a general belief that anyone can write a book.   Well, now with the advancement of technology and the fact that…

Be Careful What You Say...

...because you are listening! Do you ever think about all the talk going on in your head?   Next time the voice in your head starts up, and believe me it will, I invite you to just listen. As a certified NLP Practitioner, I spent a long…

A Story of Love

A Story of Love... or is it a Love Story? This month my husband and I celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary.  Happy Anniversary Hun, and many more wonderful ones to come! Our anniversary is in, what many consider to be, the month of…

The Power of Words

Words have Power The words you use really have power both on the people around you and even on yourself.   It can raise your positive mindset and set you up for success, or make you doubt yourself and start to perceive the world as a negative…