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My Wedding (Part 4) Decorations

My Wedding (Part 4) Decorations

Welcome to the fourth part of a series of posts all about my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today I’d like to show you some of my decorations. As we both love the colour blue, we decided to go for what I call peacock colours-teal, purple and gold. We also had a lot of ivory in the scheme to keep things fresh and to match my dress. I included peacock feathers wherever I could to match the theme, which made it quite unique. Venue Flowers For our venue flowers we went to The Flower Shop in Kirton. Kerry […]


My Wedding (Part 3) DIY Seating Plan (with free template!)

My Wedding (Part 3) DIY Seating Plan (with free template!)

Welcome to the third part of a series of posts focusing on my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today I’ll talk through my seating plan. The seating plan was quite tricky to get right, because when three different families come together it’s hard to make sure everyone is seated next to people they will get on with and talk to. At the end of the day, you have to remember this is your special day and you can’t please everyone. Close family and friends can put aside any differences just for the day. We actually found there was […]


Sources for Writing Advice and Tips

Sources for Writing Advice and Tips

Here are some useful links to sites and articles that offer some general writing advice and tips: Last updated: 27/01/2013 Blogs by and for WritersWriting the Perfect SceneAdvice for Writers by David RobbinsNovel Writing TipsAdvice from Jeffrey CarverFantasy Writing PodcastsHow to Write Faster, Better and EasierHow to be CreativeHow to Write DialogueNovel Writing Tips Notes from Techniques of the Selling WriterThe Opening SentenceSo You Want to Be a WriterFinishing Your NovelF.Scott Fitzgerald’s Secret Guide to WritingBrainpickings.orgWriters in the Storm blogInspiring quotes25 Hard Truths About Writing and PublishingWhat UK Fiction Editors Want 2013Write Despite


Novel Writing Software

Novel Writing Software

Here are some links to novel writing software programs that you may find useful. I’ve tried to collect a lot of free ones too! I personally use NewNovelist, which is pretty good. When it is released for windows in early 2010 I will be buying Scrivener, because the virtual corkboard looks incredible, and hopefully if I win NaNoWriMo this year I will get my hands on a half price copy. ywriter2-freeFree Mindmapping Tool-free Storybook-freeStoryRight-freeTextBlockWriter-freePortable Writing Software-freeWriting Toold for ipadBest Software Programs for WritersFree Creative Writing SoftwareFree Software for WritersScrivenerNewNovelist


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Novel Plotting Resources

Novel Plotting Resources

Here are some great plot planning worksheets, blog posts and articles to help you structure your novel: The Nine Grid Plan 10 Ways to Organise Your Book 5 Classic Plots Plot Twists Plot Worksheet Outline Your Novel in 30 Minutes Top Ten Plotting Mistakes Plotting by Jeff Heisler Plotting by Personality Various Plotting Tools and Worksheets Romance Novel Plot Generator


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Character Planning Resources

Character Planning Resources

Here is a collection of character planning worksheets and name databases that I have found on my travels or created myself. Enjoy! Planning Characters Tizzy’s Ultimate Character Chart (my own)List of Character Traits Detailed Character Chart Naming Characters Fantasy Name GeneratorNymbler-a website where you can type in up to 6 names you like and it comes up with a lot of similar names, both of ethnicity, feel and sound.Seventh Sanctum Name GeneratorsD&D Name GeneratorA collection of name generatorsWhat’s in a name?Random Name Generator-uses data from the US Census to match first and last names with differing degrees of probability.Behind the […]


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