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Throwback Thursday: Keeping a Writer’s Journal

However, even if you’re not the sort of person who normally bothers to keep a journal, you might find it useful as a writer to at least keep a writer’s journal– especially if you’re working on a large writing project such as a novel.

‘Oh nooo!’ I hear you cry. ‘That sounds too hard/time-consuming/pointless’ (delete as appropriate).

It needn’t be. You don’t need to fill it with epiphanies written in flawless iambic pentameter, you don’t need to handcraft your own leather bound volume to write in and you don’t need to write ten thousand words a day (having already written ten thousand words in your actual story). In fact (just between you and me), you don’t need to keep a journal at all if you don’t find it helpful, though I would recommend giving it a bash for a week or two to be sure that it’s not for you.

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6 Excellent Writing Tip Blogs

It’s that time once again! Time to take a humble bow into the shadows and give centre stage to some of the best writing blog posts I’ve read in the last wee while.

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5 Excellent Fiction Blogs

Well it’s time for me to take a step back and show off some of the best recent offerings from my fellow fiction and writing bloggers.

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7 Useful Writing Tip Posts

This week I’m focusing exclusively on writing tips, so if you’re a writer who finds yourself stuck in a rut, why not have a look at some of these posts by my fellow bloggers and see if they can’t help you come unstuck?

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8 Great Fiction and Writing Blogs

It’s that time again, when I take a few steps back from the fore to put the spotlight on some of my favourite posts from other fiction and writing blogs around the web.

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10 Great Book Reviews

Today I’ve decided to share a few book reviews I’ve read from my fellow bloggers over the last few days.

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Are You Making The Best Use Of Your Writing Time?

I’ve recently made a few more changes to my weekly writing schedule which I hope will allow me to make better use of my limited time. While I’m sure your writing schedule won’t be exactly the same as mine, I thought I’d tell you about it anyway to provide you with a bit of food for thought.

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5 Useful Fiction and Writing Blogs

Instead of sharing individual posts, I’m sharing links to whole blog sites that I find myself returning to again and again, either because they’re full of useful tips and resources or because they’re just plain enjoyable to read.

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Blogging and Novel Writing – Revisited

A couple of months ago I expressed my frustration with how much of my writing time was being gobbled up by this blog, and the detrimental effect it was having on my novel…. Having carefully examined my own writing habits (both good and bad), I’ve concluded that a large part of my problem lies in how I plan and organise my blog.

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7 Useful Posts on Fiction and Writing

I have scoured WordPress for the last few days, searching out some of the most useful, entertaining or insightful posts on the subject of story writing and have compiled them here for your enjoyment.

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