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    Competitions

    Awesome Blogger Awards – February Week 2

    As we enter week 2 of our (February) awesome blogger awards we’ve seen some interesting discussion themes starting. Now, let us look forward to the second week. Facts about February Here is a list of the “best” books of February 2018. Do you agree with the list? Do you agree with lists like this at…

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    Competitions

    Awesome Blogger Awards: FAQ

    We are now at the end of day 4 of week one of the Awesome blogger awards and a few questions have come up that I need to answer. How do I enter the Awesome Blogger Awards? The Awesome Blogger Awards are a cooperative effort. Awesome blogging helps build your author platform and can be a…

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  • Competitions

    Awesome Blogger Awards – February Week 1

    February Week 1 starts tomorrow. Here are the Awesome blogger award topics for the week ahead. Remember that to enter you need to ping (link to this), Trackback, or comment a link to this post. Facts about February Here are four topics that are apt for the entire month of February. In the Catholic tradition,…

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  • Getting Published

    The Business of Writing

    This post is about the business of writing because writing is a business. I’m going to do my best to look at the numbers of publishing. Author Buzz UK talked about the shocking truth of author earnings earlier this year. In that Routes to publishing There are two routes you can go down when seeking…

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    World Building

    Writing a sense of place according to the Internet

    I have to confess that I struggle with creating a vivid sense of place sometimes. Usually when the setting is relatively mundane – some town, some house, someone’s back garden. To help me overcome this weakness, I’ve looked at what the Internet has to say about creating a vivid world. Focus on specific details said the Scottish…

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  • Events

    NaNoWriMo meet up – Margate

    Thanet Creative was planning to organise a NaNoWriMo meet up but then I noticed that there was already one taking place in Margate. Some wonderful person (Christie Drozdowski) has arranged for a write-in every Sunday from 4 pm to 6 pm at Bernie’s Chocolate Bar. I shall be taking my ancient laptop (maybe) and attempting to…

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  • Competitions

    Do you NaNoWriMo?

    Who else has heard of NaNoWriMo? If you have yet to encounter it, this is your introduction to something that will take you nought to novel author in just 30 days. NaNoWriMo, or the National Novel Writing Month is a challenge to write a novel in just one month. Impossible you say, that’s what I thought…

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  • Characters

    Why we need to write fewer white male protagonists

    If you are looking for an audience for your stories you could do a lot better than targeting white able-bodied blokes. That market is already saturated. There are a lot of people hoping to read about people like themselves. You are missing out on willing readers if you ignore them. There is nothing wrong with white…

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NaNoWriMo30th November 2017
It's all over for another year. Time to think about editing.

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