Fact and Fiction

One of the difficulties of writing historical fiction is getting the facts right. I love reading this genre and I’m not knowledgeable enough to identify Continue reading

My Writing Toolbox

What is in your writers toolbox? For example, what computer do you use? Do you write longhand? What kind of pen do you use? What writing software do you use? And so on…here are mine Continue reading

A Place to Write

Ernest Hemingway wrote standing up, Marcel Proust stayed in bed, Toni Morrison booked herself into a hotel room and a guy called Dalton Trumbo wrote in the bath. Dame Edith Sitwell, however, comes top of the pops for her writing place Continue reading

One Day In History

If you could witness one moment in history what would it be? There are many things I’d like to see but if I had to choose just one Continue reading

Feeding My Muse

  Last week I wrote about where I got my inspiration from… today I’m sharing a few ‘pins’ from My Pinterest board. You’ll learn a lot from

Things That Inspire My Writing

Being a writer can be quite frantic at times. Well, in my head it’s frantic. Everywhere I look I can see the potential of a new story. Inspiration comes in many forms and shapes, here are some of mine. Continue reading

Picking up Speed: Four Ways to Increase Word Count

Writing a book, or even a short story, can be a lengthy process. As a reader, it’s hard to understand the amount of time that’s been invested in a piece of work. As a writer, this can be one area where we’d like Continue reading

This Little Piggy Went to Market

No, the post is not about nursery rhymes, though I might have better success with them, and this little pig is rather sweet. Being an Indie writer isn’t just about dreaming up stories. In fact that’s only Continue reading

By Any Other Name – Writing Personas

There are many writers who have written under a pseudonym for a variety of reasons. In what other job could you create an identity behind which you exist, without getting into trouble? For me, the choice to  Continue reading

How Did I Do?

Health check time. It’s almost the end of January, and I promised that I would do a monthly review on progress. I made a number of plans at the beginning of the year -I won’t say ‘resolutions’ because Continue reading

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