Hello and welcome from London. And in keeping with the onset of autumn, you know, where the nights are longer and you may soon need an extra log on the fire (certainly here in England), I have got something for you romance fiction lovers.
So you are writing your first novel. You have worked out your characters, plot and conflict. This process could take sometime because creative writing is an art and not a science, therefore individual writers have different approaches to writing fiction.
Let me jump right in and say if you are thinking of writing your first novel, well done! You are about to start a hefty task that is going to require a lot of your time and dedication. I salute you for your courage and self-belief.
If you stop to think for a moment about what you are attempting to achieve as a writer, it’s pretty awesome!
Picture this for a moment! You are writing this wonderful piece of fiction. Every word you have written is as you imagined it in your head! Until you read it back some time later and you are about ready to hurl your computer or notebook through the nearest window!
Let me ask you a question! Of all the fiction you have read over the years, what book or books stand out the most?
For those of us who will not be going on a summer holiday this year, here’s a great idea. Why not kick back, relax and take in a movie or two!
The other day I was walking through an underpass in my neighbourhood in north London trying to catch a shop just before it closed. I had no particular thought in my head (unusual for me, believe me)! Then this woman pushed a leaflet into my hand, saying something like ‘God loves you, read this!’
Hello and welcome from a very sultry London! I know we are kind of in the lazy hazy summer season with plenty of exciting sport on the television, but that doesn’t mean it’s a reason to slack off from writing – or at least thinking about it!
Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a good writer? Any kind of writer? What distinguishes an average writer from a great writer?