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Writing Tips

Margaret Atwood’s Ten Rules

Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils. If both pencils break, you can do a rough sharpening job with a nail file of the metal or glass type. Take …

That Long!
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It’s Been a Year!

Yes, that’s right, it’s been a year since I got the Twitter account and domain to start on this journey. As soon as I got those I promptly froze and didn’t touch either again until August of last year (2018) as the initial idea behind the domain changed due to unforeseen circumstances. I had a …

Sensitive
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When Something Really Smells

You know when something really smells, it sometimes requires a word other than smells, something to distinguish its ripeness, or malodorous nature. Why not try one of these? Acidic Acrid Antiseptic Arid Aromatic Balmy Biting Bitter Briny Burnt Citrusy Comforting Corky Damp Dank Distinctive Earthy Fishy Flowery Fragrant Fresh Fruity Gamy Gaseous Heavy Lemony Malodorous …

Writing Tips

Words To Use More Often

lovely proper beautiful swell absurd flawless unique precious hullabaloo scrumptious dandy squabble secure contemplate audacity lousy embrace likely inflection pompous sleepy plump efficacy omit loath abominable balderdash peckish skedaddle thrall winsome mayhap evolve purpose behalf thankful gruesome residency tangible superfluous gumption expanse fetching enormity discombobulate intrude cleave beam eminent accuracy delightful breathtaking worthy solitude enthralled …

Slow Blogging
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Slow Blogging

I was again starting to plan out an aggressive timetable of blog and social media posts to help me become a ‘successful’ blogger with a ‘successful’ blog. Filling all the metrics of hits, likes and client interactions. These are the things the Internet and ‘people’ tell you are required to be a good and successful …

Editing
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Three Types Of Editing

There are three different types of editing, from the macro to the micro. There is no set order for these and they can be done at anytime and often can be visited more than once through the process of your writing. 1. Macro edits Rewriting and changing the plot in major ways, adding or changing …