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I didn’t reach the 50,000 words in the month of July. How did you do?

Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, Novel, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I didn’t reach the 50,000 words in July.  But the good news is.  I am now well on my  way with  my second book.  I have hand written a great deal but  not typed it to the manuscript.

Write every day, even if only a short paragraph, jot  down  any  ideas, or thoughts that come to mind.

New writers, Make a character profile. Name, Age,  Appearance, including any scars, tattoos.

What habits does he or she have? ( does he/ she bite her nails ,has a nervous cough etc.)   Single, Married, Children, Bring the character to life.

Happy Writing,

AJ 🙂

What are you reading at the moment? How many books have you read. New Writers you must read as many books as you can. It does help with your writing.

Posted in Author, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Masseuse Madam, Memior, Reading, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I read all the time. It has helped a great  deal with  my  writing.  Many different genre’s  Here is a  list of some of my favourite authors-  Lee Child, James Patterson, Robert Crais, E.L. James, Karen Chance, Simon Kernick, Louis L’amour, Ralph,Cotton, Robert Goddard,Charles G. West, Agatha Christie,Lisa Gardner,Karen Slaughter, Terry  Pratchett, Jacky Collins, Sylvia Day, Charles G. West, Rachel Vincent, Maeve Binchey, Catherine Gaskin, Danielle Steele, Judith Krantz, Margaret Mitchell,Penny Vincenzi, Shakespeare – Midsummer Night’s Dream is my favourite one of his.

List  the authors of books you  have read?  Mix your genre.

Happy writing,

AJ:)

A quick hello – Re the 50,000 words in the month of July challenge – I’m in the writing flow on my second book of my memoir.

Posted in Author, Book, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, Task, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2015 by A. J. Lee

How are you  progressing on the 50,000 words in the month of July?  I don’t know if I  will reach the target of typed to manuscript but I am now certainly  writing every day.  Yes.. I will reach the hand written amount and more.  So that will definitely be a month of satisfactory writing.  Then to leave it for a few days, re read, corrected and typed.  So a productive  time so far.

Another project for new writers.  The ten minute writing challenge.  You will find that very  helpful. Get a subject set a timer, and write.  (You  can find lots information about this on google)

Happy  writing all.

AJ 🙂

I can’t sleep, my mind won’t shut down. Write, write. I have to get up it’s 4.30am.

Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Memoir, Novel, Reading, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2015 by A. J. Lee

Yes, it’s 4.30 am. My mind wouldn’t rest.  I have to get up, make a cup of tea.  Maybe then I can try and sleep again.  I have my drink, climb back into bed.  It’s no good,  I still can’t get to sleep. Now 6.00 am.  I again get out of bed.  Put the kettle on for another cup of tea.  I have to write, get the  those ideas keeping me awake on paper.   I’d better set about it now.  Write, write, such is the life of a writer.  Sleep…later.

Happy writing,

A.J. 🙂

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NEW WRITERS, WHEN WRITING YOUR NOVEL…DO YOU USE THE SAME WORD FOR EMOTIONS / EXPRESSIONS TOO MANY TIMES?

Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Memoir, Novel, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2015 by A. J. Lee

You’ve written your chapter or a large amount of your Novel, then having read through it. You see that you’ve used the same word too many times? Emotions/Expressions. I know  how frustrating that  can be.  On the first draft of my book,  I used the words ANGRY,FRIGHTENED , and PLEASED to name a few, too many times.  I had to change them, making sure the altered words were appropriate.

Now when I handwrite, I underline the word I want to check for similar actions, if typing I add an extra letter at the end of the word, so that it’s then highlighted.  I can check the word once I have completed my chapter. The underlines bring it  back to your attention. If it looks right just correct the spelling.

When reading through your manuscript, you can become word blind. Especially if you read it immediately after a writing session.  Leave that piece of writing  for a day or two then read it  through again with a fresh mind.

Use a Thesaurus for the words you wish to change. List them, tick them when used.

The word ANGRY, you can also use some of the following:- annoyed, heated, raging, furious, fuming, enraged, pushed to far, infuriated, livid, upset, mad.

FRIGHTENED :- afraid, alarmed, anxious, concerned, confused, distressed, fearful, mortified, puzzled, scared, shaken, terrified, uneasy, worried stiff.

PLEASED :- happy,satisfied, content, cheerful, delighted, hearty, at pease, cheerful, content, glad, thankful, satisfied, excited, overjoyed, elated, joyous, thrilled.

This is how I polish up my manuscripts.  I hope it is of help.

Happy writing,

AJ 🙂

How are you doing on the second day of the 50.000 words in the month of July project? I would love to know.

Posted in Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Memoir, Novel, Task, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I have started, I am  at  the moment at 2,737.  It is only three thirty pm. in UK.   I am taking  a break for a while.  I have to  eat.  Keep up  my  strength..  I  thought  I  would put  an update on the blog first..   How are you doing?  Have you  managed to get started?   I  would love to know.  I have to go now and make my meal.  Then I  will type some more.   I am motivated.

Happy writing all

AJ 🙂

1st. JULY IS NEAR. CAN YOU WRITE 50.000 WORDS OF YOUR PROPOSED NOVEL IN A MONTH?….WHY NOT TRY

Posted in Author, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Memoir, Task, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , on June 28, 2015 by A. J. Lee

On the 1st of June I asked this same question. Can you write 50.000 words of your proposed novel in a month? How did you do? I must admit, I didn’t get there. I have hand written a great deal of my second book. Not typed it yet. The writing of my second book,  a  follow on series of events from my first, is difficult. I realized some readers may obtain the second, not having read the first.  I now know what I have to do .. phew…

Lets all try in the month of July to reach the goal of 50,000 words.
If you can write 1,613 words a day, this will equal 50,0003 words for the month.

If you write more well done.  If you  write less… try for 3,000 the next day.

Whether you  reach the goal or not you.  It’s kick started you into  writing every  day.

Wednesday is the day to start, so prepare be ready. Can you do it?
I am certainly going to try and get my first draft completed this month.

Please let me know how you get on. I’d love to know.

I will add my facebook link to a blog in the first week of July. should you wish to contact me with your progression or a chat 🙂 …

Happy writing to you all,
AJ 🙂