I sometimes wonder what kind of advice would have helped me five years ago, before publishing my first book. Or if I would have heeded any of it. With that in mind, here’s a little checklist for anyone starting out on their writing journey… Get a good chair. I have done my best to ignore… Continue reading So You Want To Be A Writer…
It’s almost 2018 and you know what that means? The Year of The Story Collector!! No other books will be published this year, well, none that matter anyway 😉 And what’s more, I have my date (which oddly makes me feel like I’m getting married). The Story Collector will be available to read on… 14th… Continue reading 2018 – New Year, New Book
We’ve all heard the saying, it takes a village to raise a child, implying that parents alone cannot possibly provide everything a child needs to mature into adulthood. But what does this have to do with books? I’ve been reading quite a few ‘bestsellers’ recently and they all have one thing in common: the acknowledgements… Continue reading It Takes A Village To Write A Book
The Cinderella Complex is defined as an unconscious desire to be taken care of by others. And let’s face it, we all have times in our lives when we feel like that, which is perfectly okay. But pinning all of your hopes on being rescued by someone or something outside of yourself won’t really… Continue reading The Cinderella Complex
Thanks to Vanessa O’Loughlin and all the people at Writers Web TV, we had another free online workshop today all about getting published. Starting with top agent Carole Blake (author of ‘From Pitch to Publication‘), this workshop gave a fantastic insight into the publishing industry. I love the informal nature of these workshops – the way the host Vanessa kept… Continue reading Getting published and other drugs
Hello all, Today is the one week anniversary of my NaNoWriMo adventure and I’m delighted to report that it’s actually going quite well (I’m whispering that last bit, as I don’t want to jinx it!) Novel number two is really taking shape and I have to say I’m loving it. It’s strange because, when you… Continue reading Must – keep – writing!