agent, Characters, editing, plans, Uncategorized

Naming your characters

How do you decide your character names? I was sitting on the back of the motorbike, and as usual thinking about the stories I’m writing and mulling over some character names I needed for my fantasy story. That started me thinking about where we find these names? With a name, comes great responsibility! Someone said… Continue reading Naming your characters

ideas, New Job, plans, research, Uncategorized

Coming home, a new job and 2019 plans!

In the words of Sam Gamgee, ‘Well, I’m back” ((Oh no, I was enjoying the peace and quiet and suddenly it’s all been shattered. I suppose welcome back is in order and now you’re going to make our eyes bleed reading all about your amazing travels while we have been left behind)) Now, don’t sulk… Continue reading Coming home, a new job and 2019 plans!

inspiration, Rejection, Uncategorized, writing goals

Taking inspiration from life & setting writing goals

This week I had various ideas for the blog ((Oh do tell us, we have been waiting two weeks for you to enlighten us with your wisdom)) but, it all changed after an eventful train/taxi journey ((I can tell already this is going to be boring)) So, I boarded my first train; late. Arrived at… Continue reading Taking inspiration from life & setting writing goals

books, editing, short stories, Uncategorized

Editing your book… a beginner’s guide. Last part of ‘a night lost to the past’

I’M JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE TOMORROW! Now that’s out of the way, onto this week’s blog on editing a book. So, this week I decided to go back through and edit book one. Despite deciding that I’d finished with it; well until a professional gets their hands on it. My main worry has been… Continue reading Editing your book… a beginner’s guide. Last part of ‘a night lost to the past’

short stories, Support, Twitter, Uncategorized, writing

Support Network & Part 5 – Finding Ben

I just wanted to give a little shout out this week to all the people that are supporting me on this amazing journey – it really helps when you are sitting down typing away wondering if your work is any good. Will readers relate to your characters? Have you created a world which someone will… Continue reading Support Network & Part 5 – Finding Ben

blogger, short stories, Submissions, writing

Submissions to book agents & part 4 of the Newark Story

As usual, scroll to the bottom if you just want to read the next instalment.... Wow, is it Friday already! How fast time goes (it does when you’re old!) hey, I’m only 43! (middle-aged, and in the process of a mid-life crisis – tandem skydive – I ask you!!) What’s wrong with that! I’m very… Continue reading Submissions to book agents & part 4 of the Newark Story

blogger, ideas, london, Uncategorized, writing

Spies, visiting, typewriters and thoughts.

Sorry my blog is a day late this week. You are very lucky to have it at all! After a lovely week spent in London and the Buckinghamshire area, I travelled back from London on Friday. Walking from Euston to Kings Cross (I know its not far!) but the heat and the fact my vision… Continue reading Spies, visiting, typewriters and thoughts.