#WhatsOnMyDesk 5

Every Monday I post What’s On My Desk. It’s week five now of showing you guys my desk, and I’d like to think that my photography skills are slightly improving (they’re still pretty bad though, to be honest) but hey, improvement is improvement.

Today, my best friend has finally finished beta reading my novel for me, so I’m anxiously waiting to get her analysis back so I can get started on my new edits.

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Writing With All Of Your Senses

I just want to start by saying that I’m not here to give you writing tips. If you’re after tips, go read the blogs of actual published writers not some hack with a keyboard that could be telling you anything. No, I’m not here to give you advice on how to write well. I’m here to show you a glimpse of my writing process. Do with it as you will.

Okay, now that we’ve got that bit out of the way, on to the fun stuff.

I’m a writer who needs stuff. I’ve always admired those writers who can write anywhere, who don’t need material things. They write on the back of credit card bills in a cafe. They write entire novels in a 50p notebook with a biro that’s threatening to run out. They’re perfectly happy with the fact that this writing obsession of theirs doesn’t cost them a fortune in specialised equipment. But I’m not.

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