Why Failing at NaNoWriMo is Okay. Hello, I’m Shelley, and I’m a big fat failure! I’m not upset by this statement, and in fact, I find it quite liberating to admit my failures, especially when they’re writing-related. I recently met two lovely A-Level English students, and I felt thoroughly inspired as I listened to their… Continue reading Why Failing at NaNoWriMo is Okay #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?
(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
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
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
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