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On using *that* little voice inside

On using *that* little voice inside

Thanks to this month’s #GEAVember, daily questions about writing asked by the incredible Annaliese Avery (@AnnalieseAvery on twitter) and the GEA Academy this was what I was faced with this morning: “How do you deal with doubt and impostor syndrome”

I don’t deal with it. I use it. Here’s how…

On giving back

On giving back

Publishing “is not a solo endeavour - it represents hours of investment: of time, of money, of energy and of the encouragement of others (including emotional and financial support)…there are people out there with the talent, but not the means to get their voice out there. “ K.L.Kettle

On editing or “It’s how organised you are that scares me.”

I thought I’d share some tips on what works for me, some are of my own making, some I learned from being a Project Manager by trade (organising work and simplifying it is my other passion), and some I picked up along the way. Where I can, I will cite references or people from whom I have learned.

On writing and nerding: /Syllable counting...

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Nerd gushing. So I’m doing a bit of ‘checking’ to see if my character’s voice is right and I thought, 'well [X] wouldn’t use words of more than 4 syllables.’ so I wanted to find a quick way to check for words of more than 3 syllables while I’m doing my edit. If you copy your MS content into wordle(.com) you can extract a file which tells you all the words you’ve used and how many times. This is interesting on it’s own… but I am now employing (totally of his own volition, I might add) my other half who has knocked up a piece of code that has analysed the output and listed every word in my MS by number of syllables. EPIC. KNOWLEDGE. WIN. I think we just owned Sunday.