We’ve just announced a little contest for all my loyal readers:     Win a Writing Kindle Pack valued at *knowledge is priceless* ­čÖé (But actually about $30) Closes: 31st March 2018   Join our mailing list (through this special link) and be in to win a pack of some of my favourite writing… Read More

  The beginning of a story is essential, and in terms of getting published, the beginning is the most crucial part of the whole story. How you begin, determines whether the editor or reader’s level of captivation and will determine whether or not they read on. Ideally, your beginning should spring the expectations of the… Read More

Top 5 Writing Gifts

  Last week, I wrote a post about the best 18 gifts to give your writer-friend/family member for Christmas. But in this short post, I want to give you the top 5 writing gifts you could gift yourself, as a writer, this Christmas.   This page contains copious affiliate or referral links, which means I… Read More

  So, you’re finished your Nanowrimo novel or you’re pretty close to finishing. You’re probably thinking now – what do I next? What am I going to do with this hunk of manuscript that I’ve been slaving over for the past month?  … Read More

  In case you are late to the party and still want to join up; it’s definitely not too late, depending on your commitment and time availability.   If you are just starting now, I’d recommend starting with a high daily word count, and almost so a reverse word count for the rest of the… Read More

  You’ve signed up for Nanowrimo, you’ve finished preparing your outline…   But how do you guarantee you reach your daily word count to win Nanowrimo by the end of November?   There are three things you should do ensure your success: Commit Show up Write   And don’t worry – we are all short… Read More

  So, I must admit; trying to complete a novel within my limited available time is just not happening, at least, not in three allotted months it’s not. In this post, I’ll go into the reason’s why trying to write a novel in 3 months might not work for you either.… Read More