Life of a Writer

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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