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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 I was one of five writers shortlisted for the Unpublished Adventure Novel of the Year, from an entry of more than 250 from 60 different countries.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…

August 2018

Celebrity, editing and regular writing What a month we’ve had – The World Cup, Wimbledon tennis, Open golf, Tour de France cycling, record temperatures, thunder and lightning! We’ve also had road and rail chaos, more Brexit and … Cliff Richard.             I will state…

Take a Break!

I know we’re having some wonderful weather here in the UK at the moment but I’m not talking about a holiday break; rather taking a break from writing. I’m sure you already appreciate how important it is to incorporate regular breaks into your writing…

Celebrating

June 2018 I hope you don’t mind if I share some really good news with you, fellow writers. I’ve been shortlisted for an international novel-writing competition. I had recently decided that I would dedicate the rest of this year in researching and then self-publishing…