In June I began this blog with a post on the writing process. I was always a bit apprehensive about starting a blog. What have I got of worth to give to the world? I managed to shake that niggling thought.
In his book, On Writing, Sol Stein provides a very helpful guide on something writers so often hear about: showing the story instead of telling it. Do you remember asking someone, a family member perhaps, to tell you a story? It’s almost as if we’ve been conditioned to tell rather than show.
Yesterday, after months of promising, I finally got to treat the residents of Ranelagh House to a rare day out to the cinema to watch ‘White Christmas’.
If a reader wants to learn more about you and your writing the first thing they’re going to look for is your website. Like looking through a shop window, if they see something which intrigues them, they may step inside and buy something.
In not having a website you’re missing out on precious opportunities to connect with potential followers.
This article first looks at how to make a site, what it ought to feature, before finishing with a discussion about blogging
Today I’m delighted to introduce fantasy writer Lucy Summers. I met Lucy in an online writing community a few months ago. She’s always the one sharing helpful and encouraging things. Lucy’s just finished her first novel and is about to embark upon the quest of getting it published. Enough of me, here’s Lucy:
I’m delighted to share the writing day of Marya Miller, a wonderful person who I met through social media. Marya is an excellent storyteller with some fantastic ideas. Not long ago I read her collection of short fiction, Tales of Mist and Magic, and fell in love with the characters, Granny Maberly in particular.
NaNoWriMo has come to an end for another year. This was my first time, and after speaking about taking part before the event I thought I ought to share my experience.
Welcome to my guide on how to write a siege. In previous posts we’ve looked at fortifications of the Middle Ages—castles, keeps, towers, gates, and
The medieval setting has become almost synonymous with the fantasy genre (to the dismay of some), and there are no greater features on a medieval
Real Writing Stories returns with a fresh instalment. Continuing with the series My Writing Day, I’m delighted to introduce friend and fellow writer, Caroline Barden.