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    Podcasts all writers should listen to

    Whether we’ve been writing for years or just starting out, we’re always learning. There are many ways we take in information, from reading books and blog posts to watching YouTube videos or listening to audiobooks, but have you thought of podcasts. Podcasts have been around for a few years now, covering just about every subject you can think of, including writing. No matter what you write, there is a podcast for you.1`de In this post, I am going to share with you the podcasts I think every writer should listen to no matter where they are in their career or what they write. Great all-rounder If you are looking for…

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    Taking Stock: March

    It’s the end of the month and time to take stock. I love writing these posts and they serve as a great reminder of all the good things that have come. I enjoy looking back and seeing what happened especially as I forget quite a lot of everything that goes on. Cooking: This yummy and healthy Chilli. Very popular in the tea room too! Drinking: Belvoir Fruit Farms Lemon, Honey and Ginger Cordial warm. Perfect for the cold evenings we’ve still been having. Reading: Quite a lot as I seem to be back in the flow. Reviews to follow but my favourite book was The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg Deciding: To…

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    Been a while

    I seem to have times where I want to commit to writing a blog regularly. Then other times where the thought of sitting down to write a post makes me not even touch my laptop for weeks. This is because I love the idea of having a blog that becomes my main income stream. But the reality of that is going through the soul-destroying tasks of posting on multiple Facebook groups and commenting on blog posts that I’m not really that interested in. Why? I’m going to blog how I want when I want and share it with who I want. I going to read and comment on other blogs…

  • 5 thing I learnt about writing from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
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    5 things I learnt about writing from Big Magic

    I’m not really one for reading self-help books. I’ll read books on writing such as Stephen King’s On Writing and Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones but they are more manuals than self-help. I’d been hearing great things about a book called Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, including this review on Girl Next Door’s podcast last year. I listened to the audio version through Audible in the car on the way to school and work. I loved it that much I needed a physical copy I could return to, make notes and reread certain chapters again. This book isn’t just for writers, it’s for all creatives and anyone wanting to tap…

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    Review: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

    The Silkworm had been sat in my  Audible library for a while. I hadn’t actually realised it was written by JK Rowling using her pseudonym until someone mentioned it during a lecture. It’s been awhile since I have read a crime novel. I used to love reading them but since starting my own writing journey, I have been trying to widen my net and explore a range of genres and styles. I find listening to audiobooks is a great way to pass the time, especially when driving to and from university. I tend to mix up my listening between podcasts and books, learning about the craft as well as enjoying…

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    Authentic Blogging: Finding your voice

    Have you found your authentic voice? I’ve been blogging for the past six and a half years, in many different areas, under different names. Blogging as both myself and as a ghost writer, earning money and doing it out of a passion for the subject. Over the past couple of years, the blogging community has grown and changed, with many of those who started with me leaving or taking a big step back, something I did the last few years. I did still post every now and then but for some reason, the passion I once felt had gone. It is so easy to get caught up in the numbers…