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30 ways writers wait.

Posted by Sharon Thompson on 1 November 2018.

  Writers, we wait ALL the time and some of us may wait quietly. I don’t do waiting well, hence the blog post. 🙂 With writing, one of the worst parts is the waiting for stuff to happen. Anyone else agree? To be a writer, we need to wait. It is the kind of waiting that involves, heavy chocolate eating, cursing and candle lighting. While waiting I thought I’d place a few times points together....

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Writing Cures.

Posted by Sharon Thompson on 1 September 2018.

The Writing Cure by Sharon Dempsey.  “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. News flash – life’s hard. We all experience difficult times, relationship break ups, the loss of a loved one or periods of stress relating to work. Take your pick, there will be some catastrophic episode which leaves you reeling, unsure of how you will survive. Throughout my...

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Writing through the fear

Posted by Sharon Thompson on 5 August 2018.

Writing should not make writers fearful.

You’re writing. What’s next?

Posted by Sharon Thompson on 12 July 2018.

You're writing? What's next?

‘How to use twitter effectively as a writer.’

Posted by Sharon Thompson on 7 June 2018.

There’s so much talk about writers having a social media presence. If we leave our manuscripts, for faffing about on twitter or social media, how do we use this time effectively? We explored this topic on our trending #Writerswise tweet-chat when we had Paul Dunphy, social media consultant, as our guest-host. THE Paul Dunphy, (who is endorsed by many Irish celebrities and businesses) called by for an hour, to chat with us. To make the...

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Writing Advice. How do we know what is total horse poop?

Posted by Sharon Thompson on 5 June 2018.

For my new writing group #indulgeinwriting, I am interviewing writers to hear what about their lives and I am taking tips directly from what they tell me. (From the horses’ mouth as it were… but there’s no poop here!)

Podcast – A writing resource on Writing that Second Novel

Posted by Sharon Thompson on 25 May 2018.

On May 17th, Andrea Mara guest-hosted on our #WritersWise tweet-chat, discussing, ‘Writing that Second Novel.’ There is a summary of the discussion in pod-cast form here; http://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7krvh-91819d The chat took an hour and was structured around four questions. T1 Is the second novel really very challenging? T2.Do readers expect more of the same or want something different? T3.What are the pitfalls when writing a second book? T4. Is the book promotion side of it easier...

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