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  • Writing the first draft
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    Writing the first draft

    Writing the first draft Writing the first draft: it’s called the first draft for many reasons, writing the first draft is jointing down your ideas on paper.   Whatever you do, don’t look at what you wrote. I repeat; don’t look at what you wrote. Why? Because that comes later when revising, yes prepare to be mortified.   Don’t correct the grammatical errors or spelling that also goes into the revising phrase.   Some writers like to edit the first draft hoping it will be beautifully written. In that turtle mood, you’ll never finish the thing. Your focus is to slap “The End” at the bottom of the page and…

  • 5 authors that influenced my writing.
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    5 authors that influenced my writing.

    5 authors that influenced my writing. Those 5 authors I will mention here have inspired me to become a writer or at least to sit down and create stories.  Although I’ve read lots of books from different authors and different genres, I always return to their books. So who are the 5 authors that influenced my writing?   Stephen King The first on in the 5 authors that influenced my writing. I have to admit; I find him overrated but in a good way. He is not a writer but a storyteller which is even harder to achieve when writing, the ability to tell a good story. The first book…

  • Top five female characters in fiction
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    Top five female characters in fiction

    Top five female characters in Fiction.   I’m going with the theme of the national women’s day that was last Wednesday. I came up with the idea to do a blog post about Top five female characters in fiction.    Disclaimer these are ladies are from books I have read. So far if you don’t see yours, don’t get offended it means I haven’t read them yet xD   Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris.   Frist one in the list of Top five female characters in fiction. Read this book a while ago and must have seen the movie a few times, and it…

  • How to write a book review.
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    How to write a book review.

    How to write a book review. I’ve been reviewing books for quite some time now. I have authors who contact me to review their book. They give me a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I’m also a member of Net Galley  I love to read what’s out there, traditionally published or self-published it doesn’t matter. How do you write a book review?   Read the book.     The first tip in how to write a book review. If you are going to write a book review or rate a book, make sure you have read the book. Do not leave a book review if a friend read the…

  • Top 5 sexiest books
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    Top 5 sexiest books: That will get you hot and bothered.

    Top 5 sexiest books: That will get you hot and bothered.   Still going on the Valentines theme here is my top 5 sexiest books. Disclaimer: these are the books that I have read so I’m not going to list books that I have not read.    The Story of O by Paulin Reage    You thought Fifty Shades of Grey is raunchy? Think again this is the original Fifty Shades of Grey published in 1954 under the pen name of Pauline Reage, the author stated she wrote the novel under series of love letters to her lover.   The themes of the book consist of bondage, anal sex, objects inserted…

  • Top 5 hyped thrillers I yet have to read.
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    Top 5 hyped thrillers I yet have to read.

    Top 5 hyped thrillers I yet have to read   So, it’s 2018 I don’t know where 2017 have gone anyway, today’s post is about top 5 hyped books I yet have to read. I get a little sceptical when it comes to hyped books because I get disappointed and I hate when that happens.   Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng   Been listed as one of the most anticipated books of last year it has a rating of 70,837 on Goodreads. Also, I still need to read Everything I Never Told You by the same author.    I see you, Claire Mackintosh   I own this book it was given…

  • Best books I’ve read this year 
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    Best thrillers books I’ve read this year

    Best books I’ve read this year    Before I start not all books were released this year.  All of these books on the list are on the Thiller mystery genre so romance/ sci-fi etc won’t be in this list. Sorry.    Behind her eyes by Sarah Pinborough    Frist of the best books I’ve read this year. This book is amazing, it’s about Louise, a single mother who works as a secretary. One a rare night out she meets a man, the chemistry is a spot on, they kiss, and there is a problem, he’s married. On Monday, Louise goes to work to greet her new boss and yes, you…

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    Nano Wrimo five tips to get started

    Nanowrimo five tips to get started.       For those who don’t know, Nanowrimo stands for “National Novel Writing Month”. This is a worldwide event where writers challenge themselves to write 50K in a month. I started nanowrimo five years ago and won  5 times. When I first heard about it, I was like 50k in a month that is ridiculous who writes 50k in a month? I’m a fast drafter myself I write about 1,200 every day (a good day) so, I thought this is not going to be so bad. I can beat this.   Wirimo can be a challenging and wonderful experience, even if it’s just…

  • Top five movies to watch to improve your dialogue.
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    Top five movies to watch to improve your dialogue.

    Top five movies to watch to improve your dialogue. A few weeks ago, I made a post regarding dialogue, this week; I’m going to make a list of the top five movies with great dialogue that can help you improve your writing.  As I said, dialogue can be tricky to write but with enough practice doesn’t have to. These movies, in my opinion, have great dialogue to help you achieve writing realistic dialogue that helps the reader discover something about the character. So, here we go:   Closer      It has been a while since I’ve watched this movie, but I still remember the dialogue between the characters. The story…

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    Top five BEST Thrillers I’ve read this summer.

    Five Thrillers to Read this summer (if you’re having hard time picking)   Here is a list of my five thrillers to read this summer. that you can read while on holiday, relaxing by the beach, or with a glass of wine.   Behind Closed Doors By by B.A. Paris   The first on this list of five thrillers to read this summer. This book is chilling, it’s about Grace and Jack the envy of all couples, or so it seems. He has the looks (if you like the George Clooney feel in a man.) and wealth. She’s beautiful and elegant. They are never seen apart, it seems like true…