Book review: Lizzie Chantree, Networking for Writers

Networking for Writers Are you swamped with book marketing and looking for a way to find new sales? Learn simple and effective networking techniques, to grow your readership and connect with other authors and book lovers, today! Whether you are a new or experienced writer, self-published or traditionally published, this book will show you how … More Book review: Lizzie Chantree, Networking for Writers

Book review: Bethany A. Tucker, Editing Your Novel’s Structure

Editing Your Novel’s Structure: Tips, Tricks, and Checklists to Get You From Start to Finish Before it’s time to check for commas and iron out passive voice, fiction writers need to know that their story is strong. Are your beta readers not finishing? Do they have multiple, conflicting complaints? When you ask them questions about … More Book review: Bethany A. Tucker, Editing Your Novel’s Structure

The ‘Other Project’

Are you monogamous, or a terrible flirt? Don’t worry, I’m not getting too personal here, I’m talking writing. Or reading, for that matter. Turns out I’m definitely the latter when it comes to books, writing or reading them! Hence jumping on the ‘distracted boyfriend’ meme bandwagon (as well as feeling quite proud for having worked … More The ‘Other Project’

On a break…

Packing for my trip to Rome last week, choosing which notebook to take was a big issue. It sounds so daft, but I just assumed I would be so inspired by the amazing history and culture surrounding me that every few minutes I would be stopping to scribble down ideas for stories or poems. I … More On a break…

Another Sunny Swanwick

Another August, and now my third visit to the wonderfulness which is the Swanwick Writers’ School, in Derbyshire. Having successfully tackled replacement buses between Chesterfield and Derby, and joined the group gradually taking over Upper Crust in Derby Station’s lobby, I felt myself relax, and feel completely at home with both old friends and new … More Another Sunny Swanwick