Tuesday: Course update

I have a kidney infection due to the catheter nurses not changing it last week.

Currently reading the Forbidden Sister: Roxy’s story by VC Andrews. I love her books about fallen women with an air of mystery about them. My favourite series of hers is still flowers in the attic

I have managed to do the two creative pieces for my assignment due in August but I’m scared the first piece maybe too dark and not hit the marking criteria but, I’m going to take a risk and send it anyway and show Jerry my tutor what I can do.

My classmates have been great, reviewing bits and pieces for me.

I can’t believe I managed to do the exercise booklet in 18 hours instead of 80 and I did not rush it either even though my notes will never be marked I always make sure the work is too high standard. My secret weapon is Mel who writes down my notes while all I’ve got to do is think of what to say and she put it on paper in twice the time that I would.

With all those inspirational cutouts I stuck in my notebook; plots for new stories seem to be flooding out of me.

My only problem is I’ve yet to discover the discipline to sit down and write one all the way through. When I was writing carefree and consequences I wrote it by Wattpad so I wrote a chapter by chapter, keeping it relatively short and awaiting readers feedback before I ploughed on with the next one.

I am determined to write my mermaid novel and get it published by at least 2020 in December.

Can’t wait to write my commentary and then to hand it in, so I can move on with the next assignment. I can’t wait to show Jerry in my commentary that I have been doing the extra reading at home and able to discuss other writers influences on me and advice from the guidebook,

Thank you to my friend Sue who popped over today and kept me company for a while and cheered me up.

Good luck to all my writing friends!

Speak soon,

RM

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30 things before 30 bucket list

    1. Write and publish my second book
    1. Go to Italy
    2. See Anastasia the Broadway show
    3. Pass my university degree with a first
    4. Learn to cook basic food.
    5. Get a tattoo
    6. Sing on stage again
    7. Buy a Pomeranian
    8. Meet John Travolta
    9. Break my virginity
    10. Design my own wheelchair
    11. Be on the Forbes list of successful women
    12. Write my autobiography
    13. Create a charity that supports people with ME
    14. Meet wheelchairrupunzel and wheelchairbarbie
    15. Go to a Gym once
    16. Visit Amsterdam
    17. Visit Hawaii
    18. Get married
    19. Write a third book
    20. Go back to ballroom dancing
    21. Design stylish disability equipment
    22. Found a school where any pupil with any condition can come and learn and not be classed as the special needs pupil.
    23. Go to the school of mermaids
    24. Start a podcast
    25. Buy my mum a VW camper van
    26. Buy my dad shares in F1
    27. Write for a magazine
    28. Try to walk again
    29. Go to India

    A dream is a wish your heart makes – Cinderella

    I have a new kindle

    I have splurged and bought myself the new #kindlepaperwhite plus three new #kindle books; one by #daniellesteel, one regarding #mermaids (research for current book #amwriting) and one regarding the #Romanovs and the attempts they made to escape the Bolsheviks (research for next book where princess Anistasia has been replaced by a decoy and is still the way on the Titanic for America to start a new life and continue the Romanov -line – she even survived the tragedy of the Titanic) I cannot wait to read all my #VirginiaAndrews books I’d previously downloaded and the last book in #lucindaberry’s catalog and the NEW #lesleypearse -( sorry to the paperbacks I bought in Asda I must abandon you until I’ve caught up with everything on my kindle) SO HAPPY but first, a nap because I feel dizzy and I have double vision – God I hate #chronicfatiguesyndrome! Remember you can buy my book #carefreeandconsequences on Kindle too as well as paperback on Amazon (link in profile) So, if you love 50s romance then this book is for you! ❤️📚📖🔖

    My top 10 writing tips

    1. Don’t just say your character eyes are blue try adding more descriptive colours such as cornflower blue – it adds more texture and helps the reader build a picture of them in their head.
    1. Think about your characters names examples if you name one of your characters names is Anastasia – it means she will rise again so it will insinuate that your character is born feisty and brave.
    2. Don’t overuse adverbs – it’s lazy writing.
    3. Don’t mix up your tenses – I tend to do this a lot and thank goodness my editor has a lot of patience and will correct all the time I’m wrong.
    4. Try and keep a writing journal you could write down things that inspire you such as; song lyrics or even something you see you when you’re out and about or something in a newspaper article or something in the story someone is telling you.
    5. We’re going to write back to basics here; remember that your story has to have a beginning middle and end. It’s always nice to start your story off in the middle of an action so that way the momentum of the book and storyline gets going so it’s not too slow.
    6. Set yourself writing limits don’t be silly; When it comes to writing my sensible limit is right 1500 words and no more. Otherwise I just start typing rubbish because I’m too tired.
    7. Take inspiration from your favourite authors, for example when I’m writing a comedic story I tend to read Sophie Kinsella or Jenny Colgan.
    8. Start your social media presence now. Join every writers group that you can on Facebook and on Twitter always look for the hashtagwritingcommunity and for people Who are doing the same as you and make friends because writing a novel is not easy on your own. (A computer class may help you grasp the basics if you’re more notepad and pen)
    9. Make sure you plan a basic plot and stick to it but otherwise have fun and let your imagination run wild!