So I was just checking out one of my favourite author’s website – Kate Mosse – as she has a new novel coming out (today, I think) called Citadel. I’ve always been a fan of her stories, not least because they are set in Carcassone, a medieval city where I spent one magical night as an Erasmus student, watching the amazing fireworks over the castle walls for ‘La Bastille’, or Bastille Day as we call it. It is an area so rich in history and culture, and reading Mosses’ books takes me right back there.
Anyway, I found a fantastic resource on her website for authors – a 52 week writing guide, written by herself and her husband, who run creative writing classes in Sussex (as you do). It’s full of tips and advice, examples and insights into the writing process and the perfect companion for writers seeking inspiration.
And the best part? It’s free! I know many authors have published ‘how-to’ books on writing, but how many have put their experience and expertise up on the old interwebby thing free of charge? Out of the goodness of their hearts and a passion to give back to the creative community?? Well, I’m not sure, I’ll have to Google it. But in the meantime, I’ll be delving into Kate Mosse’s Labyrinth of secrets (see what I did there?) on her website here.