Tagged: Novelisciouss

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Authors on books they read

Authors read for different reasons – from research to inspiration, relaxation and support or for income. It makes sense, all professionals know their subject and authors should be no different. I never thought I’d...

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Writing is …

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. U can see only as far as ur headlights, but u can make the whole trip that way.E L DOCTOROW — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters)...

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Writing advice – achieving perfection

Every sentence must do one of two things: reveal character or advance the action.KURT VONNEGUT#amwriting #fiction pic.twitter.com/SLuXtqo7ix — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) 16 January 2017 I’ve found the best way 2 revise your own work...

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On reading and writing

Unlocking worlds: a reading companion for book lovers by Sally Allen. This review by Fictionophile has won me over. (Thanks to Robbie Cheadle for bringing it to my attention). If u want to be...

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Drafts – how tedious

Every author I speak to complains about rewrites and working through drafts. My author self does too, although to be honest, it can sometimes be quite a cathartic process – but that might be...

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On Punctuation

F Scott Fitzgerald on exclamation marks! “Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.” I believe in periods, in capitals, in the occasional comma, and that’s...

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Persistence pays off

Becoming an author and writing takes time. It’s not an over night thing. Editing, writing and all the author things take time. #amwriting pic.twitter.com/PlQ13sz0E6 — Writing & Editing (@WrtrStat) 1 March 2017 Talent is...

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Writer’s block – is it an issue?

Remember the times you could have pressed quit—but you hit continue. Shane Koyczan #amwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/XGtIJO24zy — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) 1 March 2017 People have writer’s block not because they can’t write, but because they...

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World Book Day highlights

We’re celebrating #WorldBookDay on our blog – from the earliest writing 5,000 years ago to our favourite fiction! https://t.co/NUocGGivRN pic.twitter.com/9E3q5nGmrs — British Museum (@britishmuseum) 2 March 2017 Places in Wales that every book lover...