Writing Hub -Books, Writing, Tips & more…


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Writing:

On Saturday I attended the last of my publishers events for the year. It was a packed venue, with numerous vendors and their fare. There were Christmas themed items of course and a plethora of gift buying possibilities. Although the day (a longer one than usual 9 am – 5 pm) was not too busy we did sell books and I even managed to write an additional 550 words on my YA novella while at this event.

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It got me thinking about the ‘odd’ places I have written, including soccer games and practice, gymnastic classes, in hotel rooms on road trips, coffee shops and even on a plane.

Where is the most unusual place you have ,managed to write?

Books:

The war has started in this narrative and two of the characters are now stationed in England – parts of which are very familiar to me as I used to live near them. It gives me a greater sense of place I feel.

Dreamland

Writing Tips:

Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly. Once you start spelling words in dialogue phonetically and loading the page with apos­trophes, you won’t be able to stop.

If you’re using a computer, always safeguard new text with a ­memory stick.

(My tip set the auto save on your word document – it saves heartache. Believe me.)

Do back exercises. Pain is distracting.

2 thoughts on “Writing Hub -Books, Writing, Tips & more…

  1. Speaking of saving documents, I set my Word to save automatically every two minutes. It’s amazing what you can lose in 10 minutes (which I think is the default).

    Places I’ve written: home, coffee shops, and libraries. Continuity (no interruptions) is key. As for where I’ve taken jot notes — those ideas, wordings, scenery descriptions, and character attributes you need to capture in the raw before you forget — the answer is anywhere: shopping malls, walking somewhere, in the car (I’ve had to pull over multiple times), at school, at work.

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