Writing a book is a huge task. That book idea you’ve had may have been bubbling away under your skin for years, like an itch you can’t scratch! You read about full-time authors who gather their writing materials and float down the path to their writing shed at the bottom of the garden, rattling out… Continue reading What are your biggest frustrations when writing a book? #WritingTips #MondayBlogs #writinglife
Writing Research Writing fantasy fiction allows me to bend the rules, make stuff up, and be as creative as I want to be. I’ve invented realms, worlds, and races for my Guardian Series, I’ve run with a werewolf pack through Sherwood Forest in my Hood Academy Series, and I’ve turned little red riding hood into… Continue reading Writing Research – How I’m Using My Love of History #Vikings #WritingTips
How to Identify Your Life Lessons Using a Writing Exercise I know first-hand the benefits of writing for healing purposes, and this exercise is one of my favourite personal development tools. It was my creative writing tutor who introduced me to this as we worked on character development. Designed to challenge us as writers, however, I… Continue reading How to Identify Life Lessons Using a Writing Exercise #AmWriting
I’m delighted to have author, Carol Hedges on my blog today. The last time Carol popped over for a chat, it was to talk about a new release – you can read that interview HERE. Since then, Carol has been busy penning a further two books for her Victorian Murder Mystery series. What is (or… Continue reading #wwwBlogs A spot of Murder and Mayhem with @carolJhedges #Author #Interview
Everyone knows how much I love social media! It’s no secret that I lurk around on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram at various times throughout the day. However, I have a manuscript to edit, and a deadline. I watch in awe as fellow writers sign off their Facebook account with a ‘love you guys, but… Continue reading Normal Service Will Resume Shortly #MondayBlogs #AmEditing
With the school holidays in full swing, all hope of getting any work done has been abandoned in exchange for family time. I am still managing to put pen to paper, but my time management is totally off the radar. I don’t mind. In fact, I cherish my family time. In a few short years,… Continue reading Can photography help with your writing?
Welcome to the ‘Friday Five Challenge.' Would you BUY or PASS if you only had a thumbnail image and five minutes to decide? Welcome to the #FridayFiveChallenge. The original idea comes from Rosie Amber, and you can join up at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com The rules are laid out at the end of this post if you… Continue reading BUY or PASS? The Friday Five Challenge
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…
Over on my Facebook page, we had a great debate going about the popularity of a series over a standalone book. The consensus was in favour of the series. Although, there were quite a few who, like me, enjoy reading a standalone novel after completing an epic sequence of books – a bit like having… Continue reading Series or Standalone Novel?
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?