Calling all Fiction Writers!

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 […]

Creative Writing – Good Habits!

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.

Writing for Success and Publication

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.

The Importance of Reading Fiction

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 […]

Finding New Ideas For Creative Writing

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

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