Writing a Book part 6 – Publication

If you've followed my previous posts on writing a book;¬†research,¬†characters,¬†plotting, first draft, and editing, then thank you. If you haven't, why not read those after this! This is my last post about writing a book, and it focuses on what to do once your book is finished. There's no reason you have to publish of... Continue Reading →

Writing a Book part 3 – Plotting

Are you a planner or a 'pantser'? As I've previously said there's no right or wrong way to write a book, but it's probably more usual to plan your book rather than just start writing. However, there are writers who simply sit and go. Douglas Adams was a famous 'pantser'. Personally, I'm a big planner... Continue Reading →

Writing a Book part 2 – Characters

This is the next step I take writing a book, following on from 'Research'. After a sufficient amount of research under my belt, I move onto my characters. Research and character development will overlap. You might not have a clear idea of all the research you'll need to do for your characters until you start... Continue Reading →

Writing a Book part 1 – Research

Want to write a book? Don't know where to start? Well, you're in the wrong place! But seriously, I'm no writing expert, I'm just going to throw out some writing advice based on my own experience. This is NOT a definitive 'How to write' guide because those don't exist. What works for one writer, may... Continue Reading →

3 Ways Writers can use Instagram

Websites and apps can be more of a hindrance than a help when it comes to writing. But just as Pinterest can help writers, so can Instagram. Plenty of people shy away from it, pointing out that the unrealistic view of reality it promotes isn't exactly healthy. But the same can be said of everything... Continue Reading →

Share your Writing Space

Our house move means I can have a desk again. Our previous pad didn't have space for it so writing time was spent tucked wherever I could on my Chromebook. I still like to do that, moving around to be creative. But it's nice to have my own spot, especially for writing and this reclaimed... Continue Reading →

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