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Writing a whole novel, an honest over 70k full and complete manuscript, tears out your soul. But that doesn’t change that you wrote a whole book.

Writer Resources – You want to write a/nother novel? Here’s a list of top notch inspiration and resources to get you started. #amwriting #writerslife #writingcommunity #writers #writerscafe

The Wall – Reassessing Failure #inspiration #writers #keepwriting #writerslife #amwriting #writingcommunity

So You Failed Nano? Me too. But here’s why its not really true… #nanowrimo #amwriting #writerslife #WritingCommunity

Madness! How can you do it? How are you even CONSIDERING jumping into the world of Nanowrimo? In this economy? With 2020 in flames around us? All the stress and pressure? The desperate, urgent need to pour a story out in a matter of days in a caffeinated slew of tropes mashed together from secret perverse fanfiction! The desire to grab the characters by their shirt fronts and fall into the abyss… Read More

Sometimes it takes another person to tell you that your story… is simply wonderful. Sometimes it takes another person to tell you that your story… is bloody awful. But what is it that a Beta Reader does, how do they do it, and what really is the difference between them and the host of other people who can read your script? After you’ve written a book, the first thing to do is… Read More

Ah… advertising. What a hideous beast of fallibility that eats nothing but money and occasionally defecates a spike in sales. How on earth are you supposed to wrangle such a creature? Honestly, take tentative steps until you find something that works for you. I’ve spoken before about the basics of advertising but it never ceases to amaze me how many people don’t do these things. Start there because it helps prepare you… Read More

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Image Alt Text:  This image depicts a purple sun on a white background and overlaid with the words “Exploring the need for / Sensitivity Readers / a blog series / by E.J. Dawson, Tara Jazdzewski, Alex Woodroe, Ashley Dawn, Fay Lane and Alexa Rose”. To the right of this image are a series of words arranged beside a black triangle, and from the top, the words read “disability / race / orientation… Read More

I’m going to tell you all something that should come as no surprise; I loathe exercise. When I wake up in the morning I pour in Earl Grey tea and hope fortitude will get me through the day. I do walk my 35kg mastiff which is a challenge unto itself but that’s rostered under my “Take care of Pets” not exercise and therefore excusable. Given we’re all trapped in our houses and… Read More