I booked myself a mini writing retreat in Glastonbury to clear my head and get some writing done.
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
Learning new skills, adapting old ones, and nurturing our knowledge bank is just as important as we get older as it is when we are young students. Just because we can no longer fit all the candles on the cake, doesn’t mean we must neglect our mind, body, or soul. I re-trained as a holistic health… Continue reading Going Back To School With @Suzie81blog and @ThankBookFor #SundayBlogShare #Blogging
Everyone knows how much I love writing lists and goal setting, and it’s commonly known that I enjoy a good New Year resolution or two. The New Year is a great time to work on new beginnings and fresh starts. However, you don’t need to wait until January 1st to make relevant changes to your… Continue reading Make Time For What Matters – Now! #SundayBlogShare #SpecialOffer
Today’s guest on the Big Blue Takeover is, Rebecka Vigus, author of the Macy McVannel mystery series. Over to Rebecka... Writing and Creativity Be inspiring, be informative, be creative…all this in one blog? I will do my best. One of the most asked questions when I am at book signings or book talks is, “Where… Continue reading Guest Post – Writing and Creativity by author, Rebecka Vigus #WritersLife
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?
A Doorway to… #FlashFiction Writing Challenge Week 3 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.” Using one of the images below as inspiration, write… Continue reading A Doorway To… #FlashFiction #Writing #Challenge
A Doorway to… #FlashFiction 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.” Using one of the images below as inspiration, write a 200-word… Continue reading A Doorway To… #FlashFiction #Writing #Challenge Week 2
When I was eight years old, I would spend hours writing short stories. There was no real plot to speak of, and the characters were a re-hash of my friends, family, and teachers, but I loved writing above all the other games that an eight-year-old would play, ever hopeful that I would be an author… Continue reading Do You Prefer a Short Story or a Novel? #AmWriting