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How to Identify Life Lessons Using a Writing Exercise #AmWriting

How to Identify Your Life Lessons Using a Writing Exercise I know first-hand the benefits of writing for healing purposes, and this exercise is one of my favourite personal development tools. It was my creative writing tutor who introduced me to this as we worked on character development. Designed to challenge us as writers, however, I… Continue reading How to Identify Life Lessons Using a Writing Exercise #AmWriting

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How to Name Your Fictional Character #WritingTips

How to Name Your Fictional Character I’ve recently finished writing the sequel to my last YA supernatural novel, Oath Breaker, and hope to release book two (Oath Keeper) next spring. With any follow-on book the hard work of naming your characters has been covered when you outlined your idea for book one. However, like any… Continue reading How to Name Your Fictional Character #WritingTips

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Enter.Stage.Write #wwwBlogs #WritingCompetition #writingwestmids

I'm delighted to share news about the Enter.Stage.Write 2017 regional writing competition. Aspiring screen, theatre and movie writers are given the chance to take centre stage with a regional writing competition! ENTER.STAGE.WRITE 2017 Budding screen and stage writers are being encouraged to enter a writing competition which launches in the Midlands this month aiming to… Continue reading Enter.Stage.Write #wwwBlogs #WritingCompetition #writingwestmids

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Meet Author Sacha Black @sacha_black #WritingTips

It’s an absolute delight to introduce my next guest to the blog today as she is a popular figure in the blogging community, ‘Boss Lady’ of the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards, and recently published author of the brilliant 13 Steps to Evil writing craft book (you can read my review of the book HERE). So,… Continue reading Meet Author Sacha Black @sacha_black #WritingTips

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Have I Stumbled into Writing Horror? #Writing #NewRelease #YA

Have I Stumbled into Writing Horror? When my publisher added my new release to their catalogue, I noticed they listed it under horror. I was about to correct them when I glanced at the extract I’d added to a guest post and realised there was a lot of blood mentioned! Once I’d completed my Guardians… Continue reading Have I Stumbled into Writing Horror? #Writing #NewRelease #YA

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#BookReview 13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains by @sacha_black

Title: 13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains Author: Sacha Black Category: Writers’ Craft Series My Review: I’ve followed Sacha Black’s blog for quite some time and thoroughly enjoy reading her posts on every aspect of the writing profession. When I heard that she had produced the first book in her writers’ craft… Continue reading #BookReview 13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains by @sacha_black

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Review of the #SelfPublishing Conference hosted by @matadorbooks 

On a beautiful spring day in April, I joined approximately one hundred and twenty fellow delegates at the Stamford Court Conference Centre, the University of Leicester for the 5th Self-Publishing Conference hosted by Troubador Publishing. I had wanted to attend this conference for some years, but life stuff inevitably took over, and the date never… Continue reading Review of the #SelfPublishing Conference hosted by @matadorbooks