Prompted! #1

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So, I’ve decided to once a week share a writing prompt for if anyone wants to use it. If I write something based off it, I’ll will create a separate blog post.

If you feel like sharing what you come up with, post it in the comments, or create your own post and share the link.

Write a scene including some variation of the words, “I have nothing to apologise for”.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

~C

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Writers Block

It’s been three weeks since I’ve written anything, both here, and in my WIP. As well as not really having the time, I’ve just had no idea what to write.

About a week ago, I read a post about writers block by ItsMeAshleyC, on the Valorpen blog, and it got me thinking. So, now I’m going to share a few things I do when I have writers block (and hope they inspire me to start writing again 😜).

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Bit by Bit (NaNo14: Day 7)

I’m about six days behind. Yes, that’s six days out of the whole seven there’s been.

I know I’m not going to reach 50,000 this year — I didn’t last year, and I was twice as focused then. I’m not really aiming for 50,000 anymore, anyway. Instead I decided I’ll just try to finish the novella I’m working on. Despite that, I was still feeling really bad about it, until I changed my view.

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It’s That Time Already: NaNo14

Halloween decorations are coming down, goodbyes are being said, and writers everywhere are locking themselves away for a month. Yes, it’s that time of year again. NaNoWriMo is upon us.

Unfortunately, I exaggerated my introduction. Not all of us can lock ourselves away all month to write. School and/or work take up time, and people around us become distractions. They don’t mean to of course, they just don’t know any better.

But the good news is, it’s still possible to make it through the month successful, whether you make it to 50k or not. I’m exactly a seasoned Wrimo, but I have picked up some good tips along the way, tips that might help you complete your novel.

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Tip on the Pen: Covers

So, how about a re-cap to begin with? So far we’ve covered how long you book should be, how to name it in a way that’ll grab a potential reader’s attention, and how to write a good pitch that’ll keep their attention.

Now, we’ll focus away from all the words. Have you ever heard that a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, the one on the front of your book has to be worth 50,000 (or more!).

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