I came across this in Writers’ Forum magazine (Dec 2018). A novel-writing competition, sponsored by Your Cat magazine. The first prize is a three-book deal. The genres can be romance, fantasy, historical, thriller or a Christmas story! But get this, there has to be a cat in your story! Yes, you have read right, be sure […]
Hello and welcome from a chilly London! I trust your writing is going well!
One night some years ago I sent a message to the hugely successful novelist Danielle Steel to see what help and advice she could offer me, an aspiring writer. This was her response…
Let’s presume you are serious about becoming a published author. It doesn’t matter if you self-publish or you go the traditional route. The point is still the same. So what does it really take? Let’s take a look.
So it’s summer in London. For me it means the capital is a lot quieter (no holidays planned for me!) time enough to do some lovely writing.
Now, this may sound obvious to some, but I wonder how many new writers out there who do not see the importance of reading. Wanting to write and reading go hand in hand. I do not feel one can exist without the other. When I was a child I always had my nose in a […]
So how was your Easter? Was it a well deserved break? Could you eat any more chocolate? For me it meant more thoughts
In the world of fiction writing, or for that non-fiction writing new writers may find inspiration from various sources. For me it’s music. Just like a lot of people I
I do not know about you but at times when I think about the craft of writing I come over all confused. It’s not exactly the craft of writing that confuses me, but the subject matter. For the novice or new writer, this can be an overwhelming area. Think about
Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s chiefly a writer’s den written by me Sharon a new writer who has a somewhat considered opinion on many things. Watch this space as I ramble on about anything that has niggled me, enlightened me, or just given me a little laugh. Life, can make you cry […]