Category Archives: Writing Tips

On Giving Up: It’s Easy to Stop Writing Your Book, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

At some point in their writing journey, every writer feels like giving up. I certainly have. So has every other writer I’ve spoken to. But there’s a big difference between thinking about giving up and actually giving up. I hope

On Giving Up: It’s Easy to Stop Writing Your Book, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

At some point in their writing journey, every writer feels like giving up. I certainly have. So has every other writer I’ve spoken to. But there’s a big difference between thinking about giving up and actually giving up. I hope

What happens when people don’t like the main character in your book?

Have you ever read a book that you liked, but you just didn’t love? You’re not sure why, and then it strikes you: you don’t care enough about what happens to the main character. If they fell off a tall building

What happens when people don’t like the main character in your book?

Have you ever read a book that you liked, but you just didn’t love? You’re not sure why, and then it strikes you: you don’t care enough about what happens to the main character. If they fell off a tall building

Manage your story ideas better to help you make the most of your writing time

I hope your writing week has been filled with lots of words! If it hasn’t, never fear. I’m here to help. Here is post No. 4 in my Getting Started series and it’s all about methods for collecting your story

Manage your story ideas better to help you make the most of your writing time

I hope your writing week has been filled with lots of words! If it hasn’t, never fear. I’m here to help. Here is post No. 4 in my Getting Started series and it’s all about methods for collecting your story

The Power of Writing Prompts + Free Writing Prompt Giveaway!

People are often surprised when I tell them I still use writing exercises and prompts when I’m writing a book. There’s a perception that writing exercises and prompts are used by new writers and that writers who’ve written a book

The Power of Writing Prompts + Free Writing Prompt Giveaway!

People are often surprised when I tell them I still use writing exercises and prompts when I’m writing a book. There’s a perception that writing exercises and prompts are used by new writers and that writers who’ve written a book

The 10 Things I Must Have Before I Start Writing a New Book

As a follow-on from my last post, which listed my Top 10 Tips To Help You Get Your Book Written in 2014, this week is all about the things I must have as a writer before I sit down to

The 10 Things I Must Have Before I Start Writing a New Book

As a follow-on from my last post, which listed my Top 10 Tips To Help You Get Your Book Written in 2014, this week is all about the things I must have as a writer before I sit down to

How to Get Your Book Written in 2014

I wrote an article in my last newsletter in which I shared my top 10 tips to help aspiring writers make sure that 2014 is the year they get their book written. I’ve had lots of people ask me to

How to Get Your Book Written in 2014

I wrote an article in my last newsletter in which I shared my top 10 tips to help aspiring writers make sure that 2014 is the year they get their book written. I’ve had lots of people ask me to

Why You Should Use Scapple for Brainstorming Your Book

A while ago I mentioned I had started playing around with Scapple, a brainstorming app from Literature and Latte, the makers of my favourite piece of writing software, Scrivener. Given how much I love Scrivener, I had high hopes hopes

Why You Should Use Scapple for Brainstorming Your Book

A while ago I mentioned I had started playing around with Scapple, a brainstorming app from Literature and Latte, the makers of my favourite piece of writing software, Scrivener. Given how much I love Scrivener, I had high hopes hopes

When is the Right Time to do a Novel Writing Course?

I have been asked this question a lot lately so I thought I’d answer it here. Firstly, a disclaimer. I’m a huge advocate of writing courses. Of good writing courses. I teach them, so yes, I do have a vested

When is the Right Time to do a Novel Writing Course?

I have been asked this question a lot lately so I thought I’d answer it here. Firstly, a disclaimer. I’m a huge advocate of writing courses. Of good writing courses. I teach them, so yes, I do have a vested