Posts Tagged: Creative 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 »

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 »

How many writers actually enjoy writing their back cover blurb? It’s a handful of carefully plucked words meant to generate excitement to buy our book. That’s the intent at least. It may not be scientific, but with a quick poll among my writer friends I found around 95% absolutely dread it! We writers may not… Read the rest »

Book Covers are so Important Everyone I meet tells me they often choose books by new authors, by their book covers first, then the blurb on the back page, then the first few paragraphs or pages. I know it’s true because this is the way I select new authors, both on Kindle and in bookshops.… Read the rest »

Is it really possible to thrive with chronic fatigue? I was feeling optimistic when I wrote this post two years ago five things to like about chronic fatigue! I’m still living with constant pain and chronic fatigue. I still push myself, and end up paying a price. For example, I spent an enjoyable Saturday evening… Read the rest »

No, I’m not reading erotica in the closet… But following on from my last post about reading reviews, and how no one book can attract all readers, the time has come that I feel I must admit my guilty reading secret. I love fantasy … but not the sub-genre that started it all! What is… Read the rest »