Every so often I come across a problem I just can’t get my head around. My brain goes blank, takes a break and I’m left wondering how on earth do I solve this issue? It’s not uncommon, we’ve all been there – as authors and as regular, plain old human beings with real-world problems. SometimesContinue reading “Problem solving for writers”
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Writing Prompts – Helpful or a waste of time?
If you’ve been around the writing scene for a while, you will undoubtedly have come across the concept of writing prompts – those short and often vague suggestions that are meant to inspire a writer’s creativity.
As author‘s, we spend our days roaming around imaginary worlds and directing imaginary characters through an imaginary story. Nothing is real, and yet, sometimes you may come across a character so lifelike in personality and behaviour that they almost jump off the page. But what makes a fascinating, believable and relatable character? How do weContinue reading “Character creation”
It’s time to write!
Is it just me or is finding the time to write a challenge? There are so many things to do, especially when you add three kids into the mix. Like most people, I have responsibilities, but how do I successfully balance those responsibilities with finding time to sit down and write? When needing to getContinue reading “It’s time to write!”
Do you see what I see?
They say a writer should write what they know. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say this and it seems to be the most common piece of advice offered to all aspiring writers. But what does it mean? And does it help you become a better writer?
Worldbuilding a fantasy series
Following on from my last post about getting your facts straight in an imaginary world, this post is all about building that world! So, what is worldbuilding? Well, in short, worldbuilding is the process of designing a fictional world that feels realistic and multidimensional. Every facet of a world, from its geography and landscape toContinue reading “Worldbuilding a fantasy series”
I am a procrastinator! There’s no point trying to hide it. It’s a fact of life and something I have struggled with always. And I know I’m not alone in this… just google writer procrastination and you’ll drown in hilarious memes, far to apt illustrations like the one below and top tips on how toContinue reading “Procrastination!”
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?”