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.

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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The Joy of Writing by Hand

These days, there are many ways to communicate the written word, so the options for writers and how they get their ideas into the real world are pretty much endless. Over the last few years, I have come across people … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018!

October is a great month! Autumn really sets in and brings with it an incredible array of colours in the trees. It brings crisp, cold mornings and short days. Cosy jumpers, warm gloves, and hot drinks spiced with cinnamon. And … Continue reading

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Pre-Book Timeline

As you may have been able to work out by now, I am a Planner when it comes to novel writing. That’s not to say I always stick to said plans, but I certainly find it easier to work when … Continue reading

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Prologue or Con[logue]

I’ve become aware recently that there is an ongoing debate in the writing community as to the merits (or lack thereof) of using a prologue. Many writers seem to be of the opinion that if a scene warrants being included … Continue reading

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Challenge Accepted!

This week, I have started what I hope will be a nine-month journey from where I am now to completing my first novel. I have had this book knocking around in my head for many a year now and it … Continue reading

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Guest Post – “Dialogue”

Guest Post by Sarah Jayne Tanner When we talk about writing novels, we talk a lot about structure, plot, character and themes, but not so much about writing good dialogue. At university, I studied for a BA English Literature with … Continue reading

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