Fiction, Fun Stuff, Non Fiction, The Writing Process, Writing, Young Adult

What influenced your writing?

We all have our favourite books, films and TV shows, and they can change dramatically as the years creep past. I was in the loft the other day, doing a spot of de-cluttering, and came across a box full of my childhood books. We’re talking about Danny the Champion of the World, Famous Five, and… Continue reading What influenced your writing?

Fun Stuff, Non Fiction, The Writing Process, Wellbeing

Visualisation techniques for a happy life

(Originally posted on my Resolution Challenge blog) Way back in the depths of winter I decided to cheer myself up by pre-booking a summer holiday. It gave me something to look forward to when the weather was grey, and my mood was even darker. As I chomped my way through the mince pies and turkey… Continue reading Visualisation techniques for a happy life

Authors, Fiction, Indie Author, Non Fiction, Pinterest, Self Publishing, Social Media, The Writing Process, Writing Tools

Using the Radio to Sell Books

There are a multitude of platforms available for an author to push their products, meet like-minded folks and share the joys (and woes) of writing. I, for one, love using Facebook and Twitter. My blog is another platform that opened up an online community that I happily call my extended family. My three kids, on… Continue reading Using the Radio to Sell Books

Book Reviews, Fiction, Fun Stuff, Non Fiction, The Writing Process, Writing, Writing Tools, Young Adult

My Reading Challenge Update

  As a writer, there is one task that matters more than most – reading. Reading the work of other writers can only improve our vocabulary, sentence structure and knowledge of the craft. I have always been an avid reader, as a child I could be found nestled in between my bed and the radiator,… Continue reading My Reading Challenge Update

Indie Author, The Writing Process, Uncategorized, Writing, Writing Tools

How To Discover More About Your Main Character

Once you’ve read this post, you may begin nodding your head and saying, ‘Oh yes, I use that process when outlining my character profiles.’ If this is the case, then I can only say one thing – I wish you'd told me! I discovered this method through a friend who works in Human Resources. She told me… Continue reading How To Discover More About Your Main Character