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Make the Most out of Your Writing Time with Planning (Not Plotting!)

Planning can be a lot of things to a lot of people. Since my concussion, I’ve done more and more of it. I have to plan out my days so I don’t get overwhelmed, I have to plan out my meals, and I have to plan out my outings. Mainly because when I do go out and am around...

5 Common Plot Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Plot problems. Every writer has them. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been writing. There have been many times when I’ve called my friend and editor Silvia Lopez in a frenzy, trying to work out what’s wrong with my characters and why they’re not doing as I want them...

5 Things I Learned Writing a Novel for the First Time

I’ve never written a novel. I imagine that a lot of people are writers, through and through, but are yet to publish (or even finish, in my case) their first novel. And that is absolutely fine, of course! Whatever stage of your journey you're at is great. But, up until...
5 Common Plot Problems (and How to Fix Them)

5 Common Plot Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Plot problems. Every writer has them. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been writing. There have been many times when I’ve called my friend and editor Silvia Lopez in a frenzy, trying to work out what’s wrong with my characters and why they’re not doing as I want them...

Introducing Our 7-Day Writing Challenge

Introducing Our 7-Day Writing Challenge

My fingers hovered over the keys. My brain buzzed with energy. But no matter how much I wanted to write, I couldn’t find the words. A few years ago, this is how I spent most of my evenings. My days were spent asleep, watching White Collar on Netflix, and feeling very,...

9 Benefits of Joining The Writing Society

9 Benefits of Joining The Writing Society

There are lots of writing communities out there to help you in your writing journey. Some are local, some are online. Some are free, others are paid. Finding the right community for you can be a challenge. Here at The Writing Society, we only want you to join us if...

The Power of Creativity During a Pandemic

The Power of Creativity During a Pandemic

Ok, so who thought I would ever be writing that as a title for a non-fiction piece of writing?  To be honest the strangeness of that statement isn’t just the use of the word 'pandemic', but that I find myself writing about writing.  Let me explain: ...

How to Plan a Novel in 5 Easy Steps

How to Plan a Novel in 5 Easy Steps

Up until recently, I’d never successfully planned a novel before. I’d tried the infamous NaNoWriMo, and failed (but it was still good!), and I’d even attempted to plan a novel, but never got very far through the actual writing of the novel. Until now. I have since...

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