My Most Loved Book To Date.

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I have a confession to make; I’ve committed every book lover’s worst sins with this book. Eragon by Christopher Paolini is my most loved and most read book to date, and it has maintained its number one spot in my book-loving heart for almost a decade. Continue reading

DOAYW – August Updates

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Diary Of A Young Writer August Updates include authors who have inspired me and why you should read if you’re struggling to write. Seriously check out these two blogs and let me know your thoughts and opinions! Click on the blog pictures or links below to see the full blogs or alternatively, click here to see all of my blogs at Diary Of A Young Writer.

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DOAYW – July Updates

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Are you a writer, author or/and a reader? Are you trying to build your social media presence? Are you trying to learn more about the writing industry? Then check out the Diary Of A Young Writer July Updates below! Click on the blog pictures or the links below to see the full blogs.

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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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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