So today I thought I would give you a little bit of a first-draft pep-talk. First drafts are not easy, they are a long run of dedicated work. So if you start feeling like all you're putting on the page is rubbish, here's the honest truth. That's what a first draft is for. It's not supposed to be good, it's supposed to be lumpy and bumpy and in need of several good edits. Shoot if you can write a first draft that's good, you've hit the jackpot!
So don't worry if your first draft is a little rough around the edges, they all are! Here are my tips to get through your first draft.
So you'll probably here me say again and again that with writing the key things are to be productive and positive. Approaching things with a positive mind set helps the productivity, and when you've had a productive day I know that I certainly feel more positive. It's a good cycle that feeds itself, which is why I think it's so important to keep that in mind during the writing process.
So as always guys I hope that you found this useful. Don't forget to check out my YouTube channel to learn more about my give-away! I'm so excited to bring this to you guys!
Wishing your all positive and productive weeks!
Now before we get started I want to prelude this by saying, yeah, these mistakes are common. I have seen them time and time again. But they also don't mean that your book is bad. In fact far from it! I means that you're focusing on other things, like your story and your narrative, like a lot of other writers before you!
So without more dithering, here are some common newbie writing mistakes.
So I hope you found that useful guys! I promise that with time and consious effort you can learn not to do these things. However, not doing them in the first place isn't an issue, it's learning to spot them in your initial edit. That's why editing and knowing how to do a good first edit yourself is so important!
I hope you all have positive and productive weeks and I'll see you all next week! Remember to check out my YouTube channel to learn more about my give away.
I personally think I did really well. Having battled viruses and frustrating shipping issues, I think I've done pretty well this month. Check it out below.
What do you think? Yes a lot has happened in November, namely *ahem* I RELEASED MY BOOK!! Thief Under Fire is finally on sale. I can't quite believe it, I'm so excited and bouncing off the walls! If you would like to go and show you're girl some love, the links are under the Books section here on my website.
I hope you guys all have fantastic, productive and positive weeks and I'll see you all again tomorrow for a Book Chatter Video.
See you then :)
Hi guys and welcome back to another book chatter blog! So today we're doing something slightly different than normal. We're talking about money.
Now I'm not a writer to make money. In fact, if you become a writer to make money then sweetie you're doing it for the wrong reason! Writing is absolutely not a get rich quick scheme. It's more a labour of love! However, that doesn't mean you have to be a poor, starving artists. So here are some methods other than book publishing to earn money as a writer.
I hope that you guys found that useful! These are just some of the ways that I have either attempted or learned about over my time as a writer (which is essentially forever). Publishing isn't the only route, it depends on the kind of things that you want to write. I am a novelist, I love writing novels. But sometimes I'll write articles or ghostwrite chapters or sections of novels for people. I pick my projects because they sound fun and interest me, and I think that's the most important thing to take away from this. There are kinds of writers, and exploring all the different kinds of writing can be fun and earn a little extra spending cash at the same time.
Well that's all from me this week. I hope you all have wonderful writing weeks and I'll see you all next time. Bye!
Hello again guys and welcome back to another Book Chatter Blog Post! Man it's been and interesting week for me! I hope you guys are having fun and interesting times too!
So this week I'm talking about thinking about publishing while you're plotting. Now that might seem like a totally alien concept at the moment. Which is totally fair enough, but there are numerous reasons why it's a good idea to think about the future of your book in the early stages of it's conception. It makes things a thousand times easier down the line!
So guys that was my take. If you know other reasons to do it then absolutely share in the comments section below! I hope that this gives you even just a little taste of all of the things that go into writing a novel. It's a complicated process, beyond the actual writing part.
I hope you guys have productive and fun weeks! Next week I'm going to talk about different ways that writers can make money without publishing. I know that is a little bit of a different topic that normal but I really think that it will help new writers gain experience and some extra cash for their efforts!
Wishing your wonderful weeks!
Hello lovely people and welcome back to my blog. So in today's blog we're talking about beating the dreaded plotter's block! I find that writer's block comes in five categories, and that plotter's block is the most common of them all! So I thought I'd share some of my methods to beat the beast!
I hope that you guys found that useful! I know that I could have used that advice when I first sat down to outline my novel! As I've explained before guys, I like to plot my novels before writing them - particularly if it's got a complicated plot line. It also helps me avoid one of my big writing mistakes - frilly or unnecessary writing!
I will talk about identifying writing mistakes in a later blog. Also I will talk about common writing mistakes that new and young writers will make. So if you're interested in seeing that then let me know and I'll bring it forwards in my time line!
I hope you guys all have amazing, productive writing weeks and I'll see you very soon.
Welcome back to my blog, I hope you've all had wonderful weeks! Today we're talking about my methods for more detailed plotting.
So in this video I detail my methods when it comes to more detailed plotting for my projects. If you're struggling with more detailed plotting then maybe some of the methods I talk about in this video will help you think about things in a different light.
So that is what I do. I hope that is useful to some of you. If you have any questions or queries then do just let me know. If it's not working, it's not right YET! Stick with it, keep experimenting and I'm sure that you'll get there eventually.
I hope you all have fantastic weeks and I will see you all next week. Bye!
Hello wonderful people and welcome back to another Girl Boss Girl's Video! So what has happened in the month of October? So much! A huge mountain of things! But it was such a wonderful month, and so much progress was made! Productivity is always a plus!! :)
So what did I get up to? Check it out below.
October had so many changes. I started my first full time job, I was sorting publishing problems and trying to work out a balance between work and writing! I think in the end though, I managed it really rather well. I am so proud of myself for what I've achieved.
So much is going on in November, watch to the end to find out more about that. Given that my third novel, Thief Under Fire is coming out really soon, I have so much to do in preparation for that! Plus time to start planning 2019 - I can't believe I'm saying that. Time has just flown by! Seems like only yesterday I was turning 21 and that was back in March!
I hope you guys have fantastic, productive and fun Novembers and I'll see you guys really soon in another Book Chatter Video or next month for the next Girl Boss Goals Video!
Bye! :) xx
Hello my lovely readers! Welcome back to my blog. I hope you have all had wonderful weeks. Today's Book Chatter video is about character relationships.
In my personal opinion this is the most important thing that you need to get right when writing a novel. I feel like this is one of the most important, fundamental ways to get your reader's to like your characters and route for them to win. It's also a really good way to pull on heart strings and make your book really sing!
So I hope you guys found that useful! I think it's really important to study the relationships that your characters have and how they evolve thorough the course of your story. Particularly when I'm reading a book, those relationships developments can really be what keeps me hooked if the book goes through a flatter or more boring section.
I hope you all have a fantastic week and I will see you all again very soon. As always, I'm open to feedback and questions. Bye!
Hello my lovelies! Welcome back to my blog! Today's Book Chatter video is all about smashing that character block!
You have a character for you project but have no idea how they act, look or think. They are crucial to the story line so you can't cut them but turning them into someone that you enjoy writing about and readers will enjoy reading about is turning into a real challenge.
Don't worry. We've all been there. I feel like that's one of the many rights-of-passage that a writer has to go through at some point in their journey. I hope this video is helpful.
I hoped that helped some of you. If it doesn't then there are other things that you can do, questions that you can ask yourself. If you want a video like that then let me know and I will hurry to oblige.
Next week I will talk about the character relationships, why they are so key and how to build good ones. I hope you enjoyed it and any feedback that you may have will be greatly appreciated. I hope you all have fantastic and productive weeks, and I'll see you soon. Bye!
Welcome to my blog! Here is the first place to find out about new events and releases! Along the way I share a few funny little stories from my life. I hope you like my ramblings as much as I enjoy sharing them!
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