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Linda’s February blog

A whole month of the New Year has gone by already and where am I? Happy to say that, so far, things are going to plan. I have returned to writing the sequel to Pathway to the Gods. Charlotte, my agent, is preparing the…

Let’s Get Writing 2019

Welcome to my first blog of 2019. A Happy New Writing Year to you all. You’ll notice a slightly new-look to my website – different style and some pages are missing! I’m thinking of producing a book of articles and prompts from my blogs…

Happy holidays!

I was giving our oven its usual pre-Christmas clean – one of the messiest jobs I’ve ever come across. And I had a light-bulb moment. Nothing whatsoever to do with ovens or cleaning, but the answer to a pressing writing problem I’d had for…

Foreshadowing

As promised, there’s a new Writing Article about Foreshadowing. And five new competitions on the Competitions Links page, to get you writing BEFORE the Christmas chaos sets in! This month I’m hoping to go to an exhibition at the V&A Museum, celebrating the 50th…

Editing – what, when and how?

November 2018 One topic that comes up again and again amongst writers is when should I start editing? It’s said that the first chapter of a novel is the one that is rewritten the most. You want to get it right, you want to…

Writing friends

Just to update you on the Wilbur Smith prize. I was one of five writers shortlisted for the Unpublished Adventure Novel of the Year, from an entry of more than 250 from 60 different countries. I attended an amazing awards ceremony at the Stationers…

Pathway to the Gods

September blog This month I thought you might like to know how my historical/adventure novel Pathway To The Gods came into being. A question many authors are asked is: “Where do you get your ideas?” With me, it’s either from a place I’ve visited…