The Puuuuuuuurfect Literary Pet

Have you ever fallen hopelessly in love with a literary pet and wished they were yours? I have! Countless times! Why? Because, I’ve always loved animals, of all kinds. Cats top the list for me though. Yes, I am the crazy cat-lady! I have 4 cats – Harry, Nymeria Nymphadora, Brave and Oreo. The firstContinue reading “The Puuuuuuuurfect Literary Pet”

A rose, by any other name…

Shakespeare’s famous line from Romeo & Juliet should by all accounts be a golden rule of thumb – and far be it from me to argue with the master! However, I find myself wondering if the sentiment applies to character names? Would your readers relate to the handsome, kind and sensitive male protagonist if hisContinue reading “A rose, by any other name…”

When are you at your most creative?

The other day I was driving through a slush storm, with the temperature yo-yoing just above freezing. The sky was dark grey with a heavy mass of clouds that couldn’t decide if they wanted to pelt us with rain or bury us in snow. Hence the slush. I drive this route multiple times a day,Continue reading “When are you at your most creative?”

Music to write by…

Today I’ve been editing my “What to listen to when I’m writing”-playlist on Spotify and it made me wonder: Do other writers create “soundtracks” for their novels? When I think of the scenes in my story, they’re like short movies in my mind where I can see my characters, hear their words and feel theirContinue reading “Music to write by…”

Do writers really need a website?

Whether you’re starting out as a writer or already published, a quick search on google says: Yes! You should have a website. Why? For several reasons, but mainly because, of all the online avenues available to you, a website is a versatile online platform you can control the content of and it actually requires lessContinue reading “Do writers really need a website?”