Tag: emily murdoch

Changed My Mind . . . Again!

So, once again, I’ve changed my mind. (Don’t forget to buy my books on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com!) This will not come as any sort of surprise to those who know me. I am the one, after all, that really can’t decide what she wants for supper and so has a bit of everything; who struggles to make even the simplest decision about which film to watch; and … Read More Changed My Mind . . . Again!

A Good Writing Day

Now, I hope that this blog post makes sense. I generally don’t plan these things – I just log in, and start writing whatever is on top of my mind at that moment. And right now, I’m thinking about the 6000 words that I wrote of my next novel the other day. Six thousand words is certainly a lot. It amazed me, actually, when … Read More A Good Writing Day

Writing Hated Characters: A Study in Snape

Thank you so much to everyone that gave me such positive feedback on my last blog post – it has certainly been too long! I thought that I would look this week at writing hated characters. How do you go about writing someone who you want your readers to hate, but make them just as engaging as your other characters? Baddies are fun. They … Read More Writing Hated Characters: A Study in Snape

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Procrastination, ie, the Muse’s Enemy

Procrastination – it happens to all of us, right?

A Real Advance In My Career!

So, for those of you who have already read my series on author royalties, I have exciting news for you! If you haven’t yet read my four part blog series that opens up and unwraps the secrets behind how authors get paid for their novels, then check it out first, and then come back. I received confirmation of my first advance today. It is difficult … Read More A Real Advance In My Career!

Struggling to Write Second Book

I know this post may sound a little strange, and I know it is definitely a first world problem, but it’s something that I’ve been struggling with for a while, so I thought I’d share it: I am really struggling to write a second book. I know that sounds mental: it’s supposed to be the first book that’s difficult! And for many people it … Read More Struggling to Write Second Book