Category Archives: Life as a spare time writer

Delivering the one liner

I’ve been asked the same question many times by people who have read my novels – how do you write a successful one liner? The first question to answer is, what exactly is the one liner? To me, it’s something  a … Continue reading

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When readers despise your hero

This is every writer’s nightmare isn’t it? Readers dislike your main character. You love that character. There may even be a bit of your own personality in this person, and they despise them? Are you going to have to start … Continue reading

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Writing your novel – The trepidation phase

  Thank you for sticking with me all week. You’ve made a PACT to write your novel; you’ve procrastinated, accelerated and consolidated. This post is aimed at those who have self-published. Once you have a a published novel the marketing … Continue reading

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Writing your novel – The consolidation phase

  Brace yourself – there is a lot going on in this phase… Your month has passed and it’s time to review. Did you wait leave your novel for a whole month? It’s important that you do. It’s easy to … Continue reading

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Writing your novel – The acceleration phase

So, you’re through with the procrastination phase – try not to go back there. It’s very easy to slip back and stay there for a very long time. Just ask any writer, successful or not. It’s something we all do. … Continue reading

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Writing your novel – The procrastination phase

As I said yesterday there is a saying that ‘everyone has a novel in them.’ However, it is only a handful of people who do anything about it. Most budding writers are in the procrastination phase and there are a … Continue reading

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Make a PACT to write your novel

They say everyone has a novel in them. Have you always wanted to write one, only you’ve never got around to it? Perhaps you even made a commitment to do it this year? Now we’re a quarter of the way through and … Continue reading

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