Why I love series

I love series, whether in book form or on TV or at the movies. I love when there are characters to follow and a story arc that encompasses episodes or books that requires me to remember events and references from former episodes/books to help give depth and greater understanding of what’s going on. I love the cleverness of the writing … Read More

Description: It’s harder than it looks.

I was going to write a great and insightful piece on what I love about writing descriptions, but once again the brilliant Kristen Lamb has beaten me to it and has really hit the nail on the head. I bow down in awe and wonder and freely put on my padawan hair tail once more – although, I don’t think … Read More

Story and Character Arcs – courtesy of Kristen Lamb

This isn’t normally a post day for me, but I just read this blog post by Kristen Lamb and had to share it with you: Everybody Arcs – How to Use Emotional Growth to Propel the Story and Capture the Reader I just love the way Kristen explains things. I find her take very inspirational and it’s certainly helped me … Read More

Inspirational Post for the Week

I am going to try a new thing. It may happen every week, it may not. It completely depends on if I’m inspired by someone else’s post enough to repost it here. And today, I’m inspired. The person who has inspired me is Kristen Lamb. Kristen often inspires me with her take on social media for writers and also her … Read More

Prioritising – how do you know when enough is enough?

I’ve just read this great post on Kristen Lamb’s blog about prioritising. She uses a great a great analogy about reaping and sowing that I won’t repeat here – if you’re interested, check out the brilliance directly here: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/author-success-the-laws-of-sowing-reaping I know for my own part I often struggle with prioritising. People think I’m so organised, but to use a swimming … Read More

Perserverence – a word we should get to know

I’ve just read a great blog by one of my favourite bloggers, Kristen Lamb. I always get so much from her blogs, because not only does she give great advice to writers, much of what she says has great pertinance for life in general. The latest one is a case in point. Check it out here: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/doubt-fear-false-alarms-giving-birth-to-our-dreams What she says … Read More