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Chantelle Atkins

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I have been writing stories since I was a very young child, and I write for the same reason I read a lot; I have to! It is always the character that comes to me first, usually a unique and persistent voice with a particular dilemma or circumstance. The rest of the story and plot will flow from there, but I will have had many conversations with the character before I start to write! I love writing dialogue, and personally wince when I read dialogue that seems unrealistic or false. I think my work is character driven,and falls under the gritty contemporary fiction genre.

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Chantelle Atkins I never get it. Not so far anyway. Plenty to write about, just not enough time to do it in!
Chantelle Atkins Emptying my head of all the noise created by all the characters lined up in there waiting for their turn to be heard! That and escaping reality,…moreEmptying my head of all the noise created by all the characters lined up in there waiting for their turn to be heard! That and escaping reality, making new worlds, falling in love with characters, and getting good feedback from readers!(less)
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The Mess of Me

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This Is Nowhere

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5 Ways This Crazy World Helps My Writing

I could also have titled this post; ‘5 Ways Writing Helps Me Deal With This Crazy World’, because it works both ways. Writing helps me cope with this world and everything going on in it, and the world helps my writing by providing so much inspiration and material! Win win, if you want to put a positive spin on it. I could also have called this post; ‘How The Hell Do Non-Writers Even Survive?’,...

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