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India Kiely
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A queer nerdy fangirl and writer. Just here to talk about all the above.
A queer nerdy fangirl and writer. Just here to talk about all the above.

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Every writer is going to have to deal with this particular beast sooner or later. Personally, it is something I struggle with a lot: in between school and homework, finding time when my brain is well rested enough to write can be a challenge. Unfortunately, there is no definitive cure I can give you. There's no foolproof method and not everything will work for everyone. But you can click the link below to find some hints and tips on how to beat your writer's block.

http://theinkstainsblog.com/blog/how-to-slay-your-writer-s-block
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People often say, and I myself have said it before on this blog, that one of the things we should aim to do within our writing is to make characters that feel genuine. Characters that feel 3D as opposed to flat and unwieldy. Characters we can identify with, characters that show us some inner reflection of our own flaws and lives and selves.

This can be a pretty daunting prospect and no easy thing to go about achieving. I myself still struggle with it greatly as will many an unpublished or even published author. But while on holiday recently, I was reading a book (Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood - look out for my upcoming book review on it in fact!) that gave me a sudden lightbulb moment on one of the ways in which we could easily realise this aim.

Read more by clicking the link: http://theinkstainsblog.com/blog/the-devil-is-in-the-detail-or-how-to-bring-a-character-to-life
The Devil Is In The Detail
The Devil Is In The Detail
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Often I can be found sprawled on the sofa or perhaps my bed, lying propped up against a stack of pillows with a book in my lap, scribbling away. All around me will be an arc of notebooks, sketchbooks, pens, pencils and my laptop. Scrunched up bits of paper litter the floor; my laptop is there for research and my drawings for inspiration. This is what my boyfriend affectionately calls my writing nest.

Now not everyone needs a specific place for their writing or for it to be the same place every time. But, if you're struggling to get in the right frame of mind to write or you have a spot of writer's block, it does help to have a place, even a temporary one, that helps your mind settle into the right mood and keep you focused. So in today's post, I thought I'd talk about my hints and tips to setting up a place where you can stay motivated and productive.

You can read those hints and tips over at: http://theinkstainsblog.com/blog/how-to-make-a-writing-nest
How To Make A Writing Nest
How To Make A Writing Nest
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