Author Archives: RachFarrimond

About RachFarrimond

I'm a fledgling writer. My blog tracks my progress into the Literary World and I hope it is helpful to others looking to make a similar journey. I share tips and advice on writing and also share my love for books, films, and Science Fiction.

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A little while ago, I wrote about choosing a Narrative Voice for your story. One of the aspects I looked at was person, with 1st and 3rd person being the most commonly used in fiction. In my first year at … Continue reading

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Challenge Update: One Month To Go…

Previously on rachfarrimond.com… I set myself a challenge in October to complete my novel (the first draft of it at least) by June this year. For the first couple of months, things looked really positive. I was productive and on … Continue reading

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#7BooksChallenge

I’ve just completed my run at the #7BooksChallenge. If you haven’t been aware of this on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, its quite a simple challenge to take part in. You simply post a picture of a book cover every day … Continue reading

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Happy New(ish) Year!

Right. So, January happened. I don’t know about you, but I always find it hard to get going in the New Year. For me, ‘Dry January’ had nothing to do with abstaining from alcohol for 31 days, but is more … Continue reading

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

Christmas was (almost) dead to begin with. That is until Mr Dickens came along in 1843 with his tale of good will and redemption (and ghosts) that just happened to be set around December 25th. A Christmas Carol (I am … Continue reading

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The Flint Street Nativity

Nativity plays are a seasonal staple in the UK. Every play group, school, nursery, church and amateur dramatic society will have at some point or another dressed everyone up as shepherds, angels, and wise men to act out the birth … Continue reading

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Miracle on 34th Street

This is not a film that I watch consistently every year, but it is one that warms my heart each time it makes it way out of the DVD case. For those who have not seen this film (either the … Continue reading

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What’s your favourite Christmas film?

I think it is safe to say that I am about as much a film nerd as I am a book nerd. I also just happen to be the biggest kid when it comes to Christmas. Given that films are … Continue reading

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Challenge Update: 1st Oct to 16th Nov

So, at the start of October, I set myself the challenge of writing 4,200 words a week with the goal of finishing the first draft of my novel by June next year. For more details on the challenge itself, here’s … Continue reading

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That’ll Do For A First Draft

As a writer, I want each word I put down on paper to have meaning and purpose. I want each one of them to make readers feel and think and yearn to read on. As such, there is one particular … Continue reading

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