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All about writing
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I'm after a bit of advice really. I have finished the 1st draft of a novel (for adults) - I never re…
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  •  · I think a combination of re-writing and writing from scratch works the best. At least for me. My nov…
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I have an MC who uses an alias. He is known to the reader by his real name at the start. There is a …
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  •  · Interesting. In a way this could lead to a radical restructuring. As it stands the story opens with …
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I can't recall who it was but someone on JW brought Page Turner Awards to my attention. If it was yo…
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  •  · Three of us from JW that I know of so far...including Jackie K.
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I have this irresistible urge to finish chapters where scenes neatly round off. I'm not sure I'm dra…
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  •  · Thanks Patrick, I will. I've not read Dickens for a while and I've been thinking about it recently s…
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Hi everyone! We wanted to try something a little bit different on the community to bring out your im…
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Hi everyone,Pinch punch, first of the month and no returns... I can't believe it's September already…
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  •  · Good to hear that recovery is going well, David. The novel's development will follow, have no doubt!…
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I read a useful bit of advice from one of my favourite writers, Bernard Cornwell.'If you're bored by…
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  •  · Yep. See here: https://www.ted.com/talks/bjorn_ulvaeus_how_music_streaming_transformed_songwriting/ …
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May I ask your opinions. A while back I was watching a JW live session and the author that Harry was…
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  •  · So just to complicate the answers... I couldn't wait a year and I also couldn't juggle several proje…
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I have a long novel drafted. It's a historical adventure (think Bernard Cornwall's The Last Kingdom)…
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A serious question: is it worth trying to salvage the novels we have stashed away in a drawer? It's …
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  •  · Cannibalising isn't working out for me either! :) Letting go and moving on is probably the better so…
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This article is hard to believe but I found it almost more interesting for the peek behind the scene…
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  •  · Ha ha I understand.  I read the entire thing but honestly I dozed off twice before I reached the non…
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Hi everyone, hope you had a lovely weekend! I just wanted to bring your attention to a fantastic com…