Writing your first novel – Part 1

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.

Creative Writing: Love It Or Hate It!

Well, look, listen this is worth some consideration.  Have you ever had one of those moments, when you are trying to write something, a novel, a short story or a piece of poetry and nothing is coming, you can’t find the words? Or you start something and then decide you don’t like it, do aContinue reading “Creative Writing: Love It Or Hate It!”

The Secret Hangman by Peter Lovesey – A Book Review

Greetings from London! I trust your summer is going well! Or for my followers in the southern hemisphere, spring is just around the corner…

The Art of Good Storytelling

It’s one thing to be able to tell a story. If it gets published it might sell reasonably well – good going. However, it is an entirely different thing to be able to tell a GREAT story that will go on to sell bucket-loads regardless of your chosen publishing route.

Goodnight Lady, Martina Cole – A Book Review

Happy 2018 – Gosh where did 2017 go? Let’s hope the NEW YEAR is starting with a bang for you! While I am on the subject of starting January 2018 with a bang, here is my favourite Martina Cole book. Yes, that British crime writer who started her career 26 years ago with the bestsellingContinue reading “Goodnight Lady, Martina Cole – A Book Review”

Reflections of a Creative Writer!

  Not so long ago there was this woman… Okay, before we go any further this woman is me! Yes, I was thinking about my life many years ago when I was in my twenties, partying with my many, many friends, living a somewhat carefree life. Well, fast forward an undisclosed number of years andContinue reading “Reflections of a Creative Writer!”

How to Become a Better Creative Writer

Did I tell you that I am a perfectionist by nature? Well I am.  It’s not enough for me to just want to write. It is my wish to write well, and to get better and better…

Dangerous Lady by Martina Cole – A Book Review

You don’t need me to tell you who this writer of crime fiction is. She is Martina Cole, who shot to fame in 1992 with her debut novel Dangerous Lady.  Martina Cole’s books are 

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