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Blythe Beresford

Writer, nature enthusiast, and lover of the unusual.

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Writing Advice: What to Read

Ever wanted to be a writer. But don't know where to even begin? Trawling through Google's pages and pages of search options but just keep getting the same article content time and time again? I'm gonna let you know which books are good to start with if you don't know where to look!

Adrenaline, Inspiration, and Progress.

Facing the twins of adrenaline and inspiration, I've been making significant progress with the first draft of my final year project. This week, I'm talking about inspiration and where ideas can come from - and about making sure you notice every opportunity for inspiration.

Read on to take a look at what's been keeping me busy lately, and where I usually get my ideas from!

Planning vs. Pantsing: Which One?

If you've ever written a novel, you'll know it's no easy feat. In fact, if you've ever written anything, it's not easy. But I'm focusing on novels in particular, because that's what I tend to write most of the time.

Now don't get me wrong - there are a lot of pitfalls and places to trip up while writing a book. But one of the biggest decisions is whether to flat out write the damn thing - 'pants' it - to completely write with abandon, no plan, to plunge into the writing head-on, or to meticulously plan every last detail before you start writing.

Which one is better?

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