DOAYW – June Updates

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June updates for Diary Of A Young Writer include My Average Writing Day for anyone who is interested in knowing what it is like to work as a young writer, and in keeping with Halloween which is just around the corner, Writing Villains. Check out all my blogs at Diary Of A Young Writer by clicking here. As always, click on the blog pictures below to view the full blogs and please get in touch! I would love to know your thoughts and opinions :).

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DOAYW – May Updates!

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Diary of a Young Writer updates from May include; Suspense and Plot Twists, Approaching bookshops, Bookish things, Promoting your book and Paranormal fantasies. Click on the blog pictures below to see the full blog or you can see all my blogs here at http://blog.outletpublishinggroup.com/

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DOAYW – April Updates

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Apologies for being so quiet on here, but I’ve been so busy elsewhere that sadly my reading time has been short, so I’ve got no new book reviews for you just yet.

However, for all you aspiring writers out there, check out my other blog ‘Diary of a Young Writer’ presented by Outlet Publishing. http://blog.outletpublishinggroup.com/

April updates cover writing mistakes, how to do tax, opening and closing lines and some of my all time favourite books. Click on the blogs below to see the full blog. Continue reading

DOAYW – March Updates

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Calling all aspiring and current writers and authors!

Are you struggling to create a character? Wondering what to write? Or are you finding it difficult to be inspired?

Interested in finding out about the publishing industry? Or how to cope as a writer? Or how to avoid mistakes that will turnoff your readers and publishers?

Check out the Diary Of A Young Writer, hosted by the Outlet Publishing Group (A UK  based platform which aims to support new writers) http://blog.outletpublishinggroup.com/. Here you will find all sorts of advice and information, typed from the fingertips of a young and new author (ME), who is experiencing the trials and tribulations of writing and publishing a book right now!

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Diary of a Young Writer- February UPDATES!

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Do you want to know more about becoming an author? Are you struggling to understand the publishing industry? Would you like a new author’s embarrassingly honest perspective?

Let me answer all of your questions and join my ‘Diary of a Young Writer’ blog series at http://blog.outletpublishinggroup.com/

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Creating an Online Presence as a New Writer – Blogging.

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Blogging is only a small part of building a strong online presence, but it is very important, particularly for aspiring new writers. Even the famous authors like J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and John Green to name a few, all of them have excellent online presences. It’s no secret, and it’s proving to be very effective, authors are embracing the online world and communicating with their fans more now than ever. Sadly, the hermit lifestyle some writers aspire for is no longer realistic.

If you are writing a book or want to write a book then blogging and writing go hand in hand. New writers should be reading others books as much as possible. You will pick up techniques, styles and ideas from other authors, your grammar and vocabulary will improve too. You will also realise what reads well and what doesn’t. So since you’re reading books anyways, why not write a blog about them?

There are a number of book blogs out there, popular ones like The Indie View and The Write Practice, and some great ones I have come across like annathebibliophile and bibliopearl. There are lots of book related and writing blogs out there, so I recommend that you go and have a look at them.

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So you want to be a writer? (Thoughts from a new author)

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So you want to be a writer? Well I have some news for you, it’s not as easy as it looks. The reality is much more demanding than the idealistic dream.

Forget sitting in coffee houses, sipping on your favourite latte, musing as the world rushes around you. This will not be your real working environment. 99.9% of the time you will be working at home, perhaps in a study at a desk, or in your bedroom. You will be cramming in hours around your everyday life, and your working hours will not be strictly 9 to 5. Your desk/bedroom/study will be overflowing with notebooks, scraps of paper, books and articles. Your ideas will be hastily written on everything and anything, even on the back of receipts. Your sleeping hours will become messed up as ideas start to infiltrate your dreams or hit you in the early hours of the morning. You will spend a lot of time consuming caffeine, with glazed, tired eyes, sitting in your pajamas and dressing gown, as you tap away at a computer/laptop in your free time.

On top of that the first thing you write will be the hardest, and your work will have more rejections than anything you have ever done before in your life. Sometimes you may have to give up entirely on a piece of work and start again. You will need to learn new skills which are not taught in schools. You will need to study, and write, and read, and repeat these three things over and over and over for the rest of your writing days. You will find yourself becoming more reclusive as your hours appear to dissolve away, and sometimes your friends and family will not always understand… Continue reading