My First Time at a Heart Breathings’ Virtual Writing Retreat

Nicole J Simms/ November 15, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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On 16th October 2020, I took part in my first Heart Breathings’ virtual writing retreat. The event lasted for three days, and its goal is to help you write your current project.

In October, I joined Sarra Cannon’s Heart Breathings Word Sprints Challenge Facebook group. I had heard about this group from Sarra’s Heart Breathings YouTube channel, which I watch for the great writing and self-publishing advice — she’s amazing. If you’re a writer, I recommend you watch this channel.

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My Plan for NaNoWriMo 2020

Nicole J Simms/ October 31, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2020 starts tomorrow! I can’t believe it’s here already. My NaNoWriMo Goal So, what am I doing for NaNoWriMo? Well, I’m writing the first book in my paranormal cosy mystery series. The idea for this book comes from a novelette I wrote in 2014. And I’ve been looking forward to writing something lighter because I

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March to May 2020 — A Writing Journey Update

Nicole J Simms/ June 7, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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It’s June! (Gasps in horror) I can’t believe we are halfway through 2020. Where did the time go? The last three months have been a blur, thanks to Covid-19. Here in the UK, we are starting to ease out of lockdown, but these last three months have been challenging. Thankfully, my friends and family are still well, so I’m grateful

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Book Review: Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

Nicole J Simms/ April 12, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Last year I started watching writers on YouTube (AuthorTubers), and that’s when I discovered the Save the Cat! Writes a Novel book. Many of the AuthorTubers recommended the book to help with planning a novel, so I decided to buy the book to help me plan my next novel. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel is a novel-writing book that

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