Novel in a Year is the successful course I have been running, which starts its 4th year in January 2024. Wow! I get asked lots of questions about this course and thought the best way to answer them was in a simple post, if you have more questions that haven’t been answered here, then pleaseContinue reading “Novel in a Year, Really?”
Congratulations on writing your book! That is a HUGE achievement. Be proud of yourself. What’s that I hear? It’s been out a week and you can’t retire yet? I’m afraid you will be waiting a long time. In 2018, 675 million print books were sold in the US, 190.9m print books in the UK, and is valued at $312mContinue reading “Help! I want to sell more books!”
That all depends on how far you will go for that slice of sweet goodness! Firstly, let’s look at the reasons you may want to be an indie author. You like to remain in CONTROL of EVERYTHING. I get this, I honestly do, when you go down the traditionally published route your begin to looseContinue reading “Is Indie Publishing a Piece of Cake?”
As a tutor, I always remind my students of the importance of reading. Whether you are writing novels, blogs, scripts for film, tv radio, game or theatre as well as non-fiction even for work, you should be reading what everyone else is doing. So I’ve put together some writing tips, 5 reasons why reasons isContinue reading “5 Reasons Writers Should Read.”
Location. It’s not just a place, it’s a character. As a child did you have that special place where you hid out in a thunder storm? Or a place you returned to at every opportunity for adventure? I did. Back in my hometown there is a man-made lake, with a wooden bridge that takes youContinue reading “Fly me to the moon or Mordor.”
Have you ever wondered why you seem to be so busy yet you have nothing to show for all your hyperactivity? Even a child will stop to smell the flowers. As a writer, it’s easy to get way-laid with inspiration, this is what I believe is the REAL writers block. Not a lack of ideasContinue reading “The Writer’s Garden.”
Who is lurking in your salad drawer?
Belonging to a writing group is about taking strength from that group and giving it back.
Can you believe it’s June already? It seems like it was only last week I was putting the Christmas decorations away and desperately searching for the perfect year planner. Now it’s halfway through the year. So how are those targets coming along? I’m happy to hold my hand up and admit life got in theContinue reading “How’s the ‘big plan’ going?i”
We are writers. Believing in the magic of the written word. Knowing and understanding the power those words carry. We write to escape this world and enter another, to capture lost moments and remember loved times. We craft and create, we twist, and we turn. Entwining passion with adventure and purpose. Fusing lives that anywhereContinue reading “We Are Writers”