Oh Scrivener…Where Have You Been All My Life?

Well, I am soooo excited! Now that I’ve just completed week 2 of the Scriveners course I feel confident enough to actually use it. So I’ve set up a “Blog” project and for the last few days I’ve been compiling posts using it 🙂

This week I discovered that…

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Do You Struggle Keeping Track of Your Story Timeline?

Writer Wendy Clark (well her husband actually) has created a FREE downloadable Story Timeline that will help you keep track.

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The Kitchen Widow

Prompt number 6 from the 30 Day Writing Challenge

Start a piece with “I am standing at my kitchen window…”

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Am I Really A Writing Retreat Type?

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet? I’ve not been on FaceBook, I’m behind in replying to comments, e mails and reading blogs. I guess it was appropriate then, that at the end of a week where I’ve not been feeling too good, I should have a Mini Writing Retreat 🙂

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Writing Posture

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for being so behind with replying to your lovely comments this week, I’ve not been feeling very well…my arthritis, food poisoning, you know, just the usual lol

Just recently I read One Continuous Mistake by Gail Sher who is a poet, writer, teacher and psychotherapist. She has written over twenty books of poetry, haiku, writing as a practice and a book on bread-making. She is one of just 91 people ordained as a lay disciple of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, the person credited with bringing Soto Zen Buddhism to the West. I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!!!

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A Nightmare on My Street

The 5th prompt in the 30 Day Writing Challenge is…

Write about a dream or nightmare that you’ve had and turn it into a short story.

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Wannabe A Writer? Part Two

I dont normally post on a Tuesday, but i just had to share 🙂

Remember Part One?

Well, in this episode Jane takes Delphine to meet Katie Fforde and what great advice Katie gives 🙂

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Can You Really Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?

Well, perhaps I am describing myself as an old dog, but I haven’t got the energy to look up a nicer proverb *sniggers*

I spent much of last week working through the Scrivener course, the one I told you about, remember? Still Struggling With Scrivener

Well, what can I say… I’m loving it!

I finished Lesson 5 yesterday and what I’ve learnt so far is:

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Oh, this is excellent!

Thanks to Hunter Emkay (see, I told you you should follow her blog) for the link to this….

Do you think you write better or are more productive when you sit in a coffee shop? Well now, you can bring the coffee shop environment to your home…..

Just click the link below, press play and off you go!


Do you find yourself being more productive in a coffee shop? Sometimes I am but other times I just get distracted lol

Creating A Character

Prompt number 4 on the 30 Day Writing Challenge is…

Create a character off the top of your head and write a short history of him/her. Oh yes! You know how I love to create characters 🙂

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