8 Tips To Start Writing Your Book

You’ve finally decided to start writing a book, and you’re pumped about it. You’re confident your book is going to be one of the greatest written works in literary history. But when you consider actually starting the process, you feel stuck. Now what?

Everyone has their distinct writing style. Some gush out words to create a lengthy and very rough draft, while others agonize over every single word and sentence. Certain writers start at page one, while others create the body first and then fill in the intro later. Some aren’t even sure what genre they want to follow until they’ve hashed out several pages.

You’ll run into obstacles as you embark on your writing journey, so here are 8 Tips To Start Writing Your Book.

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Writing The First Draft

REMEMBER SHADOW OF THE WICKED is available on Amazon. Read the FREE preview below and get your copy today!


Now that Shadow Of The Wicked is complete, I have been working with my editor for my next novel, To Wield The Stars (if you remember me talking about it) to be published by OMAMPublishing. But while I was waiting, I have had the feeling to fall back into the Three Kingdoms (Shadow Of The Wicked) world and do a full featured novel and possibly series to explain a lot of the lore and history.

So on my on Instagram I posted that I have started that series. I’m not sure what the title will be but I have a grand plan for it to be epic and grim. However, writing the first draft has always been the most daunting part of writing a novel for me.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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I am excited to annouce that The Ink Owl blog has nominated  me for the Summer Sunshine Blogging Award!

Thank you to for the nomination!

It’s always incredible to find followers and readers that enjoy my writing.

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Ursula K. Guin, 1929-2018

Ursula K. Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like “The Left Hand of Darkness” and the Earthsea series, died on Monday at her home in Portland, Ore. She was 88.

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Discussion Tuesday

https://i0.wp.com/images.gr-assets.com/books/1368585667l/1629945.jpg?w=640&ssl=1That time is here, and I have an inviting discussion.

Last week I rekindled the weekly discussion conversations with other bloggers. However, it did not thrive as it previously did so I thought – start on something smaller and quicker for people to engage and comment. (more…)

Tuesday Discussion

A while ago I started a discussion forum with fellow writers and readers every Tuesday.

I am going to resurrect this concept as I believe we all have similar interests and belief but sometimes we cannot find the space for it.

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Place of Origin

For a while I have been observing my views and where they come from.

In one of my older posts I thanked my followers and I still am very grateful for the people that are interested in my literary journey but I’d like to know,

Where are you from?

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Hobart, Tasmania

There is a reason why I haven’t posted anything for a while. 

I am in Tasmania with my family for my mother’s 60th birthday.

I have limited internet but to follow up on one of my recent posts.

The questionnaire.

I will begin to post the participants soon. Thank you to all that were willing to participate.
Thank you 😊 

#DWTSmith #hobart

First novel finished! 

I finished the draft of my first novel!!! 
I couldn’t be any more excited and proud of myself. Four months ago I started my book and this what it looks like now; 5 A4 books and 2 A5 art diaries. 

I don’t have a title for it. There are a few I wrote down but until I am 100% sure I will leave it as Untitled. 

For those that seem the light is far away, don’t give up ✌️😃 — feeling proud.

#DWTSmith #accomplished