7 Tips For Writing Competitions

Writing competitions can be a fun way to hone your writing skills and, if you're lucky, get your work published. Plus they may also come with a financial reward - cha-ching! And whilst there's no magic winning formula I can share, here are a few practical bits of advice about entering. 1) Plan well You... Continue Reading →

8 Tips to Help You Write at Work

Writing around a day-job can be tricky. Unless you're a real morning person or a true night owl, your potentially productive daylight hours are taken up with working rather than writing. But if you're smart you make writing at work, work for you. Here are 8 helpful tips. 1) Have a plan As time is... Continue Reading →

Jane Austen’s Grave, Winchester, UK

Jane Austen is one of my favourite writers, and one of the most popular female authors who ever lived. Her classic works like "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility" were successes in her lifetime and have been adapted and re-worked ever since. My admiration of her doesn't just stem from her witty social romances... Continue Reading →

How to write*

*May not be an actual guide to writing. Ok, so that title is a bit misleading. This isn't exactly a post about how to write. That would be a bit ambitious for a single blog post. This post is reviewing two writing how-to books; "On Writing" by Stephen King and "How Not To Write" by... Continue Reading →

5 Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers

I did a similar post last year - but as some of those suggestions last year are no longer available (sad face), I've rustled up another set of present ideas for you (or to suggest to your loved ones!) 1) Readly subscription Perhaps "Bookworm" should be renamed "Reading worm", because readers, read pretty much anything.... Continue Reading →

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