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The Importance of Research … and Patience!

As a writer, and I’m sure it’s the case with most other professions, research is extremely important. You can’t build a house without at least some idea of what’s underneath the ground. Patience is also incredibly important! Click on and I’ll tell you a little bit about how I came to learn this (well, I knew it before, but let’s just say I was forced to pay attention to it).

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An organised writer??

In the last few weeks I have re-read/edited my first novel for the seventh (8th?) time. I am now fairly comfortable for someone else to read it. For those of you that read my post two posts back, you will remember how I mentioned that the lady who will be reading my novel had to finish with her current client before we could move on to mine. Well, she is now done and we are discussing when she can take a look at mine! So that is ridiculously exciting!

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Writing Injuries

Yes, it’s true. You can injure yourself writing. Trust me. And I don’t just meant mentally (although this will probably happen too).

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And I’m Back!

Well, so much for keeping my website up to date!

In my defence I did spend half of January on safari in Africa. I then had to decompress, before packing everything up and moving house. While the boxes are all emptied, there are still a few things laying about the place that really need a home.

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Writer On Holiday

Let’s be honest, with the holidays upon us one of the last things we’re probably thinking about doing is writing. I love writing, I really really do, but more often than not during holiday time I find myself reaching the end of the day, or even the week, without having written a word.
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Update

As the title suggests, this is going to be a bit of an update.

Yesterday we went to a panel at the local Readers and Writers Festival. If you’ve never been to one of these, I thoroughly recommend it. If you’re a reader, you get to learn a bit about the people who actually create those worlds that you love to immerse yourself in, and if you’re a writer then you may learn a bit about how to actually create those worlds.
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