Writing in Twenty-Nineteen

Happy New Year! Yes I know I am nine days overdue but it has been an eventful start to the new year.

As we finish rinsing our champagne glasses and packing away our decorations, our focus turns to the year ahead. So here’s the big question:

What are your writing ambitions for the next 12 months?

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How To Keep Writing Through the Holidays

It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

I haven’t done a Tuesday Discussion for a long time if you want to read over and contribute to the discussion on some of the previous posts, click the links below.

For those new to my blog, each week I pose a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and different perspectives of it. This week’s post is:

How do you keep writing through the holidays?

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Three Ways To Improve Proofreading

Nobody wants to red a stry wit erors. That’s why proofreading is essential.

I am in the third round of edits for my debut novel, A Time of Stones and some might not enjoy it but I love the proofreading and editing process. It’s a time to focus on each word, correcting superficial errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and formatting. So the reader can trust the author and immerse into the story.

If you’d like to expedite your proofreading so you can get back to writing your story, consider these three tips.

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Seven Beginnings to Avoid in a Novel

Writers dream of the day their book gets published, I dream of the day my debut novel, ‘A Time of Stones’ gets published. It marks the end of a long journey full of hard work, disappointment, and finally success.

Unless you’re self-published, writers will have their work under the nose of a literary agent, who will then determine whether or not a particular story will make it to final publication. Literary agents have their likes and dislikes, preferences that are personal and ones defined by their publishing house. 

There are some strong opinions out there on what NOT to do at the beginning of a story, and here are some things below not to do.
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D. W. T. Smith is Thankful and Inspired

Thank you to my 1000 followers on WordPress and 5K across my social media platform!

I am more than thrilled with the response and overwhelmed by the amount of people interested in my journey.  I am so surprised to see where in the world people have been reading and following my blog. The amount of attention motivates me more to publish my book and get my story into the world of literature.

Thank you to everyone.

#DWTSmith #thankful

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