Category: twenty-five deadly sins of writing

A-Z reflections

Phew! The A-Z challenge is over… Technically it was over on the 30th April, but I wanted to leave the blog alone for one day – just to prove that I could! Well done to everyone who participated and, hopefully, managed all twenty-six posts without tearing out too much hair or losing too much sleep. …

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Z is for zzzzz

Sin #25: Not getting enough rest “Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.” (Meg Chittenden) As much as we love to …

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Y is for you

Sin #24: Not understanding your audience As writers our audience should be one of the most important things in our lives. We have to consider them at every turn, during the creation of our works and even when our stories are out there doing the rounds. So today I want you to tell me what …

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X is for x-rated

Sin #23: Poor sex scenes SEX!! No need to shy away, we all know what it is…and most of us have done it. Dirty, unadulterated, no holds barred, teeth bared, scream out loud shagging! Well the lucky ones anyway! (If you’re already cringing then you’re going to have a hard time (giggedy) reading the rest …

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W is for word count

Sin #22: Quantity over quality “It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.” Mahatma Gandhi Now I can’t speak for God, but as a reader I can definitely confirm the above statement is true! There are far too many writers out there who rely solely on word count. …

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