After avoiding books on the craft of writing for years, I came across one that proved genuinely helpful.
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
Sometimes peace and quiet is the last thing you need…
I loved Emma’s write-up on Monday for this week’s subject we’re focussing on: writing exercises. I’m a big fan of writing exercises and, to be honest, sometimes these exercises … Continue reading
The theme on Author Allsorts this week is how writers can avoid distractions when it comes to their work. But I think that sometimes we need to be distracted – … Continue reading
There are countless articles and blogs about writing, but my favourites tend to be those written by published authors. I know the advice is likely to be good (after all, … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post for Author Allsorts called DASTARDLY TROPES & WHAT TO DO WITH THEM, all about how to tell tropes from archetypes from … Continue reading
Tropes! Huh! Wha-aat are they good for? Absolutely nuthin’ – say it again! This probably sums up most people’s attitudes when they hear the word ‘trope’. It’s become one of … Continue reading