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.

blogger, ideas, london, writing

Day five. Daydreaming and plans

Sat on the foreshore of London, thinking about what to blog about. Listening to sound of thunder and waiting for the rain to come. Today, has mainly consisted of sitting in a hot car travelling to London. But not a completely wasted day when it comes to the work of an author. I have used… Continue reading Day five. Daydreaming and plans

blogger, book, publishing, writing

Day four, writing group and writing naked

Okay, I better explain myself a little bit here so you don't get the wrong idea! This morning I went into Newark to meet up with my pals - one my editor friend that I have mentioned before (he says he's not a proper editor, but as far as I can see he is doing… Continue reading Day four, writing group and writing naked