Plan Your Writing and Publishing For The Year

Posted on

If there’s one thing I love about the end of a year (except for the good food, chocolate logs, twinkly lights and Hallmark Christmas films), it’s getting my plan on. I LOVE planning out my writing and new releases for the year ahead. Taking all of the lessons I’ve learned from the year and applying […]

The Two Questions Writers Should Ask When Reading

Posted on

Reading as a writer is very different to reading for the sake of reading, but it’s surprisingly easy to learn how to read a book, dissect it and learn from it to benefit your own writing. Watch the video or read the transcript below to find out how to make it work for you. View […]

Can You Write Out Of Order?

Posted on

Whether you’ve got an outline or not, can you write out of order, a scene here, a scene there? The short answer is…YES! However you write, whatever your process is, you can do it. It’s your process, after all. And your process will change from book to book. Watch the video or read the transcript […]

How To Start Writing A Novel: What You Need To Know

Posted on

Starting to write a novel can be overwhelming, whether you’re just starting out or you’re a lifetime pantser (writing by the seat of your pants) but feel the need to change. It is entirely possible to just sit and write without any planning. Many writers can do this successfully. I used to do this! I […]

How To Develop A Plot For Your Story

Posted on

  It seems to me that just as there are two types of outliners – those who do and those who don’t, there are also two types of plotters; those who plot first and those who develop characters first. I’m one the latter people. I develop my characters, find out their story and then build […]

How To Put A Story Into Order

Posted on

  I started writing a new novel in December 2018 before putting it to one side and starting back on it this week (January 2019). During that little break, I started to doubt what I’d already written. The book is inspired by my walks through the woods with the dog, which is something I do […]

Why And How To Outline Your Story

Posted on

  Whether or not you outline your stories before you start writing usually comes down to whether you like to plan out your story or just wing it as you write. The thing is, whether you’re a planner or not, creating an outline for your story can mean the difference between finishing your story and […]

Are Your Characters Interesting Enough?

Posted on

  It’s a common fear among writers. You come up with characters you’ve fallen in love with and you’re writing their story, but are those characters interesting enough for other people to fall in love with? There are a few things you can do to make sure your characters are interesting, or to put your […]

How To Create A Story Arc

Posted on

  Stories are full of arcs. Depending on the length of your story, there could be multiple character arcs, all intertwining with each other. There will also be a number of story arcs. The biggest arc will make up your main plot, and that’s what we’re looking at today.   What is a story arc? […]