New personal best: 365K Club, week 28

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It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… July 9, Day 191: 3,015 words (a new personal best!) July 10, Day 192: 795 words July 11, Day 193: 1,881 words July 12, Day 194: 790 words July 13, Day 195: 830 words July 14, Day 196: 800 words July 15, Day 197: 850 words That’s a grand total of 8,250 words for the Continue Reading...

Best writing week: 365K Club, week 27

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It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… July 2, Day 184: 861 words July 3, Day 185: 2,150 words July 4, Day 186: 2,465 words July 5, Day 187: 1,642 words July 6, Day 188: 1,464 words July 7, Day 189: 957 words July 8, Day 190: 1,065 words That’s a grand total of 10,614 words for the week, 11,414 for the month Continue Reading...

First Lines Friday: 1984 #fridayreads

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One of the most unusual first lines in literature is the opening to George Orwell's 1984: "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." A fitting choice for this week's First Line Friday, given the chaos of the American Presidential election year and the recent Brexit votes in the UK, 1984 is the story of Winston Smith, a member of the Outer Party who works for Continue Reading...

#HumpDayReviews: Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit by Steven Pressfield

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Over the weekend, I downloaded a free copy of Steven Pressfield's latest book, Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit, and tore through it. I highly recommend it to all writers, especially those who are just starting out – whether that's starting from the very beginning, or stepping into a new genre. I'm definitely going to be recommending it to all of my editing clients! So what's so great Continue Reading...

Top 10 Writing Retreats

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In honor of the very first writing retreat I've attended (and organized – what?!), I've decided to share a list of some of the coolest writing retreats I've ever seen on the internet. These are the retreats I totally wish I were attending, rather than returning to my average, normal working life after a nice long weekend (again, one of the first times I've had a chance to actually relax over a Continue Reading...