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3 Big Mistakes I Made Writing and Publishing and How You Can Avoid Them

Posted in creativity, discipline, Fiction, finishing your novel, Getting published, how to be a prolific writer, how to complete a novel, Independent Publishing, Learning to Write, Literary agents, Literature, prolific writer, Publishing, publishing your first book, Rejections, self publishing, Writing a novel, writing books, and writing mistakes

Making Mistakes is the Only Way to Learn Only three? Well, to be honest I’ve made many more than three big mistakes writing and publishing so far. I don’t doubt for a moment I’ll make many more. In fact, it’s fair to say I can always find new mistakes to…

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How to Stay Motivated to Write a Novel: 5 Top Tips

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Writing A Novel Is Hard Work From many conversations I’ve had with writers, particularly new writers (although it seems to be a ubiquitous problem regardless of length of experience) it can be a real problem working out how to stay motivated to write a novel. One of the difficulties…

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How to Keep Writing: 3 Tips for Completing Your Novel

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Be Not Afraid! In my last post I discussed how difficult it can be to follow up on your first novel and identified the key inhibitor to progress as simple fear: either fear of being unable to complete the work, or fear of completing the work and it turning out…

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What Is the Difference between Middle Grade and YA Fiction?

Posted in Books for Kids, Childrens Books, Getting published, Independent Publishing, Juvenile Fiction, Learning to Write, Middle Grade Fiction, Publishing, publishing with a small press, publishing your first book, self publishing, Writing a novel, Writing Tips, and Young Adult Fiction

Everybody and Her Aunt Has an Opinion Defining the differences between juvenile, middle grade and young adult fiction seems to be a very difficult thing for many people to achieve. “What is the difference between middle grade and YA fiction?” seems to be a tough question. It’s one…

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Beginning and Ending: How to Finish Writing a Book

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How to Finish Writing a Book: Where to Begin? I was asked yesterday, by someone who aspires to be a professional writer, how to get started on her first novel. In the same hour, I was asked how to finish a book! So, here’s a quick post with some…

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3 Important Things I’ve Learned After Publishing My First Novel

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My debut novel was published on 14th of February, 2016. That’s three sweet weeks ago at the time of writing. It was published first in paperback on Amazon and then rolled out as a pre-order ebook to Amazon, Kobo, Nook, iBooks, Smashwords, Scribd and others. The paperback is…

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