Things you should know before you begin your debut novel

Just a fun post for today, based on what I have learnt during my writing journey. It’s been three years since I started my current WIP, and although I’m not deterred by the length of time it’s taken me to reach this point, there are a few things that would have sped up the process … More Things you should know before you begin your debut novel

Mini Book Reviews

Hi guys! You know the drill! Below are some ‘mini reviews’ of some of my recent reads. As I haven’t reviewed in a while, there are lots of books, so I’ll probably split the reviews across one or two posts. Let me know what you think!    Source Lies She Told by Cate Holahan – 5* Lies … More Mini Book Reviews

Editing the first draft – Face your second draft with confidence and focus – step 7/7

Hello! For those of you who have just arrived, this post is part 7/7 in my ‘editing the first draft’ action plan. You can find links to the other sections below. Print it off. Have a preliminary read through and cut out any initial ‘waffle’ that doesn’t serve the scene and overall plot. Create ‘character sketches’. … More Editing the first draft – Face your second draft with confidence and focus – step 7/7

Editing the first draft – Write a descriptive summary of your plot – step 6/7

Hello! For those of you who have just arrived, this post is part 6/7 in my ‘editing the first draft’ action plan. You can find links to the other sections below, once the post is live. Print it off. Have a preliminary read through and cut out any initial ‘waffle’ that doesn’t serve the scene … More Editing the first draft – Write a descriptive summary of your plot – step 6/7