Welcome to week 19 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, Charlie… Continue reading Top 10 Writing Tips by Author Charlie Laidlaw @claidlawauthor #WritingTips
All Change… Self-publishing my first book in May 2014 changed my life in more ways than one. Not only did I accomplish a life-long dream, but it opened doors to many opportunities and events that I’d never considered before. Speaking Engagements: I still remember my first talk, when I clutched my cards in sweaty hands… Continue reading All Change… The Business of Writing #Writing #SmallBusiness
Do you have an idea for a non-fiction book to boost your business? Are you desperate to tell your personal story? Would you like to write fiction? Writing a book is top of the ‘want to do’ list for so many people, but knowing how to get started can be a stumbling block. If you’ve… Continue reading Start Writing your Book Workshop #Warwickshire #WritingWorkshop
How Writing a Memoir Has Changed Me. I love my creative writing class, and over the past few weeks we have been looking at writing a memoir. It’s turned out to be a hugely cathartic experience. Without realising it at the time, my bestseller How I Changed My Life in a Year, fit perfectly… Continue reading How Writing a Memoir Has Changed Me #AmWriting #Memoir
Do you use notepads to plot out your stories? When I was young, I could always be found wedged between my bed and the radiator with a notepad and pen in hand. As writers, we are always creating something, whether that’s a scene, new idea, character bio, or even a poem/story. I loved writing and… Continue reading Is the Writers’ Notepad Becoming a Thing of The Past?
Inspirational people surround us at every turn. To celebrate some of the incredible women who continue to motivate me on my writing journey I have decided to post a Monday Muse - a weekly look at the women who are my artistic inspiration. Last time I honoured my favourite NYT best selling author, Sarah J.Maas. You… Continue reading #MondayMuse How a Writing Tutor Can Help #MondayBlogs
How the Jekyll and Hyde Effect Helps My Writing as a Multi-Genre Author. If it were possible for Dr Jekyll to uphold his social standing in Victorian London, while also entertaining his ‘inner demon’, Mr Hyde, then surely it’s possible that a writer can do the same. You see, I often think of my… Continue reading How The Jekyll and Hyde Effect Helps My Writing #Writing
Flash Fiction Writing Challenge Inspired by one of my Pinterest boards, this is a flash fiction writing challenge based on the following theme: ‘Doorway to…’ “The door you are afraid to enter might lead you to the most beautiful and magical places.” Use one of the images below as inspiration, write a 300-word flash fiction… Continue reading Writing Challenge Is A Doorway To…
So far this week I have learned several new phrases that will fill me with dread if I ever hear them again in the future. Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) and Sudden Intracranial Hypotension, or as I like to call it – the mother of all headaches! I was admitted to hospital last week for a lumbar… Continue reading Medical Procedure or Alien Abduction?
As a kid, the walls of my bedroom were covered in posters. I had favourite bands and artists, and also the actors from TV shows I followed, they were spread across every square inch of space. Posters were one of the simple pleasures in life, one that I miss now I’m a grown up. Fortunately,… Continue reading Using Pinterest as a Writer