Writing Process

Week 3: The fine line between fact and fiction

Stacey Trick - February 24, 2016
The Fine Line Between Fact and Fiction

Writing a novel can be a really fascinating, creative journey that has the ability to set you free from the constraints of reality. However, sometimes, writing a novel can lead you into the dark corners of researching horrid historical events and places that make you re-consider what to leave in and what to leave out of the story. As writers, we know it’s important to …

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Week 2: Developing a Crystal Clear Novel Plot

Stacey Trick - February 17, 2016
Developing a clear novel plot

Two weeks into writing my novel, I had a realisation. I realised that if I’m going to really commit to writing a novel, I have to stop pressing the snooze button on my 5am alarm. Not only does it waste my writing time when the house is quiet and the kids are sleeping for at least another hour, it’s also the best time of the …

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Week 1: Writing a Synopsis – ‘My Year of Living Creatively’ blog series

Stacey Trick - February 10, 2016
Writing a Synopsis | Stacey Trick

Ok, so let’s get really real for a moment. I have never been one to wake up at the crack of dawn to write a novel. I love my sleep and it’s hard to get motivated so early in the morning. However, I did this morning. Yes, I woke up at 5am, pushed the snooze twice, so basically got out of bed at ten past …

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VIDEO: 3 Quick Steps for Building a Fictional World

Stacey Trick - January 12, 2016
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VIDEO: 3 Quick Steps for Building a Fictional World When thinking of great fictional worlds, I think about the amazing worlds of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire as readers would know it), The Matrix, Twilight, and Sherlock Holmes. Writers can spend years developing a believable fictional world before it is able to be enjoyed by readers. Building …

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How to Create Extraordinary Characters

Stacey Trick - January 8, 2016
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Think back to the most memorable characters you have ever read about? What was it about that extraordinary character that stayed with you? Whether you love Sherlock Holmes or find Hannibal Lecter incredibly creepy; they are extraordinary in their own right. I can think of so many extraordinary characters, but I’ll just share a few that really stuck with me and why. This will foreshadow …

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30 Day Writing Challenge

Stacey Trick - December 18, 2015
30 Day Writing Challenge

This is a really exciting writing challenge I’m working on just for you guys and it’s coming really soon! so stay tuned. I can’t wait to get it to you, as it will help you start writing that book you’ve always dreamed about. If you’re like me, you’ve probably really struggled to find the time to write a book in between working, raising kids, studying, and …

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How to Nip Writer’s Block in the Bud

Stacey Trick - March 16, 2015
How to nip writers block in the bud

Writer’s block has afflicted many great writers including as F. Scott Fitzgerald who wrote The Great Gatsby, Stephen King (the king of Horror Fiction), Maya Angelou, Tom Wolfe and Ernest Hemingway, and far too many more to list here. Some say writer’s block is merely a myth, and others believe it to be the most daunting experience a writer can endure. If you’ve been struggling with writers block, I …

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3 Tips for Making Creative Writing Decisions

Stacey Trick - March 16, 2015
Creative Writing Decisions

‘I have so many interests. What should I write about?’ This is a question that I am constantly asked as an editor and is seen in writing and publishing communities everywhere. If you are a multi-passionate person, that’s fantastic! So am I. But the trouble with being a multi-passionate creative person is that you just don’t know where to begin. The good news is that …

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