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Tag Archives: inspiration

The book that changed my writing life

After avoiding books on the craft of writing for years, I came across one that proved genuinely helpful.

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March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

TALES FROM THE TRUNK by Zoë Marriott

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any debut author whose name you see on a shelf in your local library or bookshop probably wrote at least one or two … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

White Noise by Zoë Marriott

Sometimes peace and quiet is the last thing you need…

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

One Song to Rule them All… by Zoë Marriott

One Song to Rule them all, One Song to find them One Song to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…  OK, that sounds… a tiny bit sinister, … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Story Setting and Sightseeing by Kat Ellis

I’m a sucker for a great setting. Being a writer of YA thriller(ish?) books, setting is one of the things I use to create atmosphere within a story. And I … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Janet Edwards: Three Weird Places That Inspired My Writing

Stonehenge You can find inspiration in the weirdest places. I’m sure you’re thinking there is absolutely nothing strange about Stonehenge inspiring someone to write. I’d totally agree with you if … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

A peep at Kat Ellis’s writing space

  For years, the spare room in our house was a junk room. If you ever saw the episode of Friends where Chandler discovers Monica’s secret messy closet, you’ll have … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dawn Kurtagich’s LEGENDARY Tea Party, Featuring HORROR and FEMINISM.

When I was posed the question: “Dawn, which authors, dead or alive, would you invite to a tea party?” I knew that my tea party would be the most epic, delicious, rambunctious … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Visiting locations in books

You might think Baskerville Hall (of Sherlock Holmes/Hounds of… fame) is in Devon, but it isn’t. I’m glad I knew this before I set off down to South Wales for … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · 1 Comment