Posts Categorized: My Writing

I often read the Positive Writer blog by Bryan Hutchinson – a recent one got me thinking. Bryan listed 40 reasons why he chooses to write, and challenged his readers to do the same. I’m not sure I can come up with 40 reasons! But the Positive Writer blog is all about positivity – so let’s jump right in… Read the rest »

My self help manuscript on managing a life filled with unrelenting fatigue is with my editor! So Exciting!! Before hitting the send button, I spent some time tidying up the chapter on why and how to use a fatigue diary. I think it’s one of the most helpful things someone with a chronic illness or… Read the rest »

Fatigue and Pacing. I’ve recently come to realise that I’m one of those annoying people that freely gives advice .. but I don’t always apply it to myself 😛 I’m in the final stages of editing my self help book about living with fatigue; and writing it has highlighted that while I’ve learnt lots of tips… Read the rest »

It’s only 2 weeks into the new year and already I have a great giveaway and competition, to share with you! Taste of Romance Photo Competition The competition is a lovely lead into Valentines day. As you know, I’m delighted to be one of the authors in the soon to be released Taste of Romance Anthology,… Read the rest »

I’m an indie author too. I know how hard it is to get a book review published on the key sites like Amazon and Goodreads. When seeking an elusive book review, there’s only so many times you can beg and harass, your friends and relatives, all of your writing pals, and every online group you’ve ever belonged… Read the rest »

As a writer, you may never want to write romance specifically. You possibly can’t imagine yourself ever wanting to write a short sexy story. But there are lots of good reasons for learning from romance writers, no matter what genre you write in. Most readers enjoy stories with strong plots of course, but it’s the… Read the rest »

Trusting my subconscious to beat writers block In my last post How I beat writers block – in my garden haven. I talked about how I don’t often get stuck for words or ideas, but when I do, I try and beat writers block by refilling my spring of creativity in my garden haven. With… Read the rest »

I don’t often get stuck for words or ideas, but when I do, I try and beat writers block by refilling my spring of creativity in my garden haven. I don’t like the term writer’s block. The frustrating inability to make progress on our writing is often procrastination. But for me it can also be… Read the rest »

Would you like to have a short paranormal story published in an anthology? I’m looking for expressions of interest from writers who are keen to publish collaboratively. Your contribution needs to be a well written and edited short story between 500 and 10,000 words. It could be a: Paranormal story you’ve experienced yourself, Ghost story… Read the rest »

I often try to explain to other writers how Scrivener helps me be a better writer, but honestly it’s hard to know where to start. I’m not getting anything for recommending Scrivener. But I loved using it from the first moment I downloaded it, and I want to share how brilliant it is! Scrivener has… Read the rest »