Ok right, I acknowledge this blog post may or may not have bloomed from a guilty conscience. I quit my full-time job last year and exchanged it for a part-time job so I could have more time to focus on my writing and figure out what I want to do with my life. It has … More Why it’s OK not to have finished your debut novel yet
The Secrets Between Us Louise Douglas Pan Macmillan, 20 Feb 2009 4/5 “A chance encounter: When Sarah meets dark, brooding Alex, she grasps his offer of a new life miles away from her own. They’ve both recently escaped broken relationships, and need to start again. Why not do it together? A perfect life: But when … More Book Review – The Secrets Between Us by Louise Douglas *May contain spoliers*
Having a story goal is paramount to a successful story. Without one, you may have a book but you do not have a story. It gives your characters reason to do what they do, AND it gives you, the writer, a target that propels your story forward and gives it meaning – a reason for … More Planning with purpose, writing with focus – a simple framework for effective planning and editing
Her Harriet Lane Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2015 4.5/5 “Two women; two different worlds. Emma is a struggling mother who has put everything on hold. Nina is sophisticated and independent – entirely in control. When the pair meet, Nina generously draws Emma into her life. But this isn’t the first time the women’s paths have crossed. … More Her: Book Review
Source Writing 50,000 words in just 29 days. Sounds near enough impossible right? Yet still, year after year, writers from all around the world pledge to complete this mammoth task during the month of November. So, should you do it? Well that all depends on whether or not you fancy a challenge, need a kick … More National Novel Writing Month – Should I do it and how should I tackle it?
Day Four Sarah Lotz Hodder & Stoughton 2015 7/10 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Day-Four-Sarah-Lotz/dp/1444775367 “Four days into a five day singles cruise on the Gulf of Mexico, the ageing ship Beautiful Dreamer stops dead in the water. With no electricity and no cellular signals, the passengers and crew have no way to call for help. But everyone is certain … More Book Review: Day Four by Sarah Lotz