Editing has begun on my latest YA novel, Blood Born, and after spending a week in Whitby immersing myself in the town where the book is set, I have my red pen at the ready, and I’m raring to go. There’s something magical about standing in the same spot your character stands and exploring the… Continue reading Book Research and Seeking Out Vampires in Whitby #YA #WritersLife
I have great pleasure in sharing my interview with Kevin Albin, author of Stonechild. Kevin talks about serving in the police force, protecting the Prime Minister, conservation, and writing his debut novel. Over to Kevin… I served 25 years with the police in the UK, eight years of which were with a tactical firearms team,… Continue reading Author Interview with @KevAlbin #TuesdayBookBlog #Action #Adventure
I’ve returned to my campsite after a bracing walk from Sandsend to Whitby. The wind has picked up again, and the sky is darkening by the second. The joy of hunkering down in my VW camper to watch through the window as the sea churns and swells can’t be expressed in words. It’s safe to… Continue reading Embracing Van Life and Seeking out Dracula in Whitby, North Yorkshire #CampervanWriter #Travel
Connecting with other writers, and sharing their work, is something I love to do here on my site. It is one of the reasons I started blogging and reviewing back in 2013. One of my weekly tasks is to run the Writing Studio Thread on the Lightbox Originals Facebook Group. If you’d like to join… Continue reading Joe and Nelly by @kim88110 #WWII #TuesdayBookBlog #MiddleGrade #Ghosts
I'm delighted to be a part of the new writing community launched on Facebook by Loretta Milan from Lightbox Originals! Many writers are feeling isolated right now so Loretta wanted to create a space where we could all come together, chat about writing and uplift our spirits. There are a variety of themed days which… Continue reading Lightbox Originals Writing Community #Writing #IndieAuthors @LightboxOrg
I had so much fun sharing my writing and publishing journey with Esther for this author interview.
My author interviewee this week is the multi-talented Shelley Wilson, writing mentor and author of self-help books and YA fiction.
Q. Your latest book, Meditation for Children, a Book of Mindfulness was published last year. Can you tell us a little bit about it?
A. Before I started writing full-time, I ran a ladies-only holistic spa. Alongside my daily appointments I also ran meditation classes. One of my ladies asked me if I could write a short meditation for her four-year-old daughter as she wanted to come along with her mum to the class (it clashed with her bedtime!). I thought it was an excellent idea and set about writing a bespoke mini-meditation. The scripts I write for my adult clients are about half an hour but I knew I wouldn’t be able to hold a child’s attention for that long. I timed the piece so it lasted four…
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Welcome to week 23 of our Top 10 Writing Tips feature. If you’ve missed any of the other top tip posts, you can find them all HERE. Please feel free to pop over and connect with the wonderful authors who have taken part. Next up for the challenge is author, Val Portelli. Despite receiving her… Continue reading Top 10 Writing Tips by Author @ValPortelli #TuesdayBookBlog #WritingTips
Welcome to week 22 of our Top 10 Writing Tips feature. If you’ve missed any of the other top tip posts, you can find them all HERE. Please feel free to pop over and connect with the wonderful authors who have taken part. Next up for the challenge is author and creative writing tutor, Sue… Continue reading Top 10 Writing Tips by Author @SueJohnson9 #Top10WritingTips
Welcome to week 21 of our Top 10 Writing Tips by… feature. If you’ve missed any of the other top tip posts, you can find them all HERE. Please feel free to pop over and connect with the wonderful authors who have taken part. Next up for the challenge is crime and thriller author Owen… Continue reading Top 10 Writing Tips by Crime Author Owen Mullen @OwenMullen6 #WritingTips