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How to Develop Characters That Live and Breathe #writing

Some books contain unforgettable characters. Those that spring to mind for me straightaway are Cormoran Strike in the Robert Galbraith novels, Lila and Lenu in My Brilliant Friend, Anne of Green Gables, Miss Jean Brodie, Scarlett O’Hara, D’Artagnan and the three Musketeers. The characters in these books are almost like real people to me. I have…… Continue reading How to Develop Characters That Live and Breathe #writing

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#writetip: Why “show, not tell” is such a hard slog

“Show, don’t tell” is one of the most well-known pieces of advice for writers – and maybe one of the most difficult to follow. I’ve been thinking about this advice this past week as I edit one of my own books, and I understand just how hard it is to spot for yourself when one of your own passages is…… Continue reading #writetip: Why “show, not tell” is such a hard slog

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My Writing Process – Blog Tour

Last week author friend Jenny Barden invited me to describe my writing process as part of a writers’ blog tour (you’ll have guessed this already from my blog’s title :) ) Jenny Barden is a historical romance writer and author of Mistress of the Sea and The Lost Duchess. You can find out more about…… Continue reading My Writing Process – Blog Tour

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The writing process, and other writerly questions

I’m doing a post with a difference today.  It’s Monday, for a start, and any of my regular followers (and if that’s not you, by the way, then please sign up!  Theres nothing to lose.  Well, you’ll lose a little time – but just read my fabulous posts and think of the rewards!)  Anyway, as…… Continue reading The writing process, and other writerly questions