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I’ve been writing so much today my mind won’t switch off. It’s now 5.30am

Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, Novel, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2015 by A. J. Lee

Do you  get the same thing happen to you?.  You  have a a really good day  of writing.  Your mind seems to have gone into over drive.  You  want to get everything written.   Time to  stop writing.  Have a meal. Relax after a refreshing shower.  Now it’s time to go to bed.   But no you  can’t sleep.  Ideas still calling at you.   I decided to  take a break and blog.   Now back  to  writing.  Maybe I can sleep later.

Happy  writing to you all

A.J. 🙂

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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 🙂

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 🙂

NEW WRITERS – How are you progressing on the 50,000 words in the Month of July Challenge?

Posted in Adult, Author, Book, Creative Writing, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, Reading, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I gave a challenge on the 1st. of July.  Can you write 50,000 words of your proposed Novel, in a month.  Yesterday I reached 8,245 words (typed) on my second book.  Behind Closed Doors – The Madam.   I hand write first,  (not counted) then read through, make corrections, before typing onto my  manuscript.

How have you done so far?   Even if you don’t reach the 50.000 words. It will help you get into the habit of daily writing.

Happy writing to you all,

AJ 🙂

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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 🙂