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Work in Progress: Writing Sigyn, Post Eight – Finding Focus

Doing a quick search for my previous blogs on my WIP Sigyn, I’ve realised two things. One – I didn’t blog about it for the entirety of 2017. I’d like to blame this on 2017 being a nightmare year globally, but … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2017

This month, I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo. It’s my first non-cheaty attempt. Last year, I started with 20,000 words of Sigyn right out of the gate and used it as motivation to write a final final draft (ah, optimism). This year, … Continue reading

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Visual Brain, Audio Brain

I don’t think I read like a writer. This makes things tricky sometimes, as ‘read like a writer’ seems to be one of the foundation pieces of writing advice. ‘Read like a writer, write like a reader’ – isn’t that … Continue reading

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Why writers should play D&D

I suppose it was always going to happen. I love making up stories and characters, I love fantasy, and my ideal night has always been less ‘go out and dance till dawn’ and more ‘stay in with friends and a … Continue reading

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Survive and Thrive: The #YASurvivalGuide event

On Tuesday, I braved sunshine, sweat and the Oxford Tube to head down to Waterstones in Kensington for an event I’d been looking forward to for ages – A Young Adult’s Survival Guide, with the four fantastic authors Non Pratt, … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Sprint

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. No real reason why – just work, life and writing taking up more time than I’d expected, as they do. Plus, I took up a new hobby, one I never ever thought I’d … Continue reading

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Twice Upon a Time in Oxford

Recently, I went to two writing-reading-story-wonderfulness events in Oxford. The first was a talk held at Blackwell’s, the only shop I’ve ever been in that feels less ‘shop’ and more ‘home’. The talk was called How To Write YA Fiction, … Continue reading

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