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100 Pages!

I’ve finally reached 100 pages in the current novel I’m writing! It’s been a long haul, most of it feel like quite the unfortunate struggle, but I’m finally there! Obviously, there’s still a long ways to go, no doubt full of more struggle and writer’s block, but 100 pages is always an exciting milestone. Continue reading “100 Pages!”

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Getting Through Writer’s Block

Sometimes, regardless of how much planning you’ve done, you encounter points in your writing that seem like impenetrable mountains to climb. You’ve geared up and are all ready to go, but then when you actually get to the bottom of the mountain, you look up and realise you have no idea how you’re getting to the top. Continue reading “Getting Through Writer’s Block”

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The Problem with Dialogue

As a writer, there are things that I find easy (ish) and things that are more difficult. One of my biggest problems has always been writing dialogue. How can I make it sound realistic and like people actually talk, but at the same time not like people actually talk (all the um‘s, er‘s, uh‘s, that are no fun to have to read as much as a person says them when talking normally)? It’s a very fine line. Continue reading “The Problem with Dialogue”