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

Book review: James Essinger, Writing Fiction

Writing Fiction – a user-friendly guide ‘Writing Fiction is a little pot of gold… Screenplay by Syd Field for film, Writing Fiction by James Essinger for fiction. It’s that simple.’ William Osborne, novelist and screenwriter Writing Fiction – a user-friendly guide is a must-read if you want to write stories to a professional standard.   … More Book review: James Essinger, Writing Fiction

A Novel Approach

Did you complete NaNoWriMo this year? Or did you, slightly enviously, look on whilst other writers logged their wordcounts, talking about daily and weekly targets, racing towards the fabulous fifty thousand? Is “write a novel” on your resolutions list for next year? If you fall into either of the latter camps, then I’ve got the … More A Novel Approach

Why you should enter Story Tyne 2018

North Tyneside Libraries’ Story Tyne short story competition has its deadline next month, the 27th September, and if you haven’t entered already, then you definitely should. Especially (but not exclusively) if you’re in the North East. Story Tyne is one of few remaining free-to-enter short story competitions, a rarity these days, which means you truly … More Why you should enter Story Tyne 2018