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Build Your Own Free Creative Writing Course Part 2: Settings

Creating good settings in your writing is crucial. Your characters aren’t walking around in a vacuum, they’re walking around in a world with things in it, and it’s your job to … Continue reading Build Your Own Free Creative Writing Course Part 2: Settings

How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Clothes (Part 3)

Think about what you’re wearing right now. I, personally, am sat in my pyjamas (I shouldn’t be, it’s nearly 1pm) wearing a top with the Australian flag and baggy pink … Continue reading How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Clothes (Part 3)

The Problem With Fiverr, Upwork and Freelancer.Com

I love tools that make any job easier. Obviously. Who doesn’t, right? So when it comes to tools that connects people wanting writing and people wanting to write I think great! … Continue reading The Problem With Fiverr, Upwork and Freelancer.Com

Researching A Historical Fiction Novel: Tips from the Stockholm Writer’s Festival

Novelist, or historian? The line becomes a bit blurry when you’re writing historical fiction. But one piece of advice that really stood out to me at the Stockholm Writer’s Festival … Continue reading Researching A Historical Fiction Novel: Tips from the Stockholm Writer’s Festival

How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Etiquette (Part 2)

I wouldn’t walk into a bar and start jumping on the tables. Perhaps in 3,000 years that might be considered normal (if so I’m glad I live now, I’m clumsy … Continue reading How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Etiquette (Part 2)

How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Language (Part 1)

Good morrow, dear friends. How fare thee this fine day? Alright mate? ‘Ows it goin’? Why hello, how do you do? … Now if those greetings sound weird, it’s because … Continue reading How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Language (Part 1)

National Writing Day Prompt List

It’s National Writing Day! And to celebrate I’ve pulled together my favourite resources for writing prompts, ideas and starters-for-ten, perfect for when your well of creative ideas feels like it’s … Continue reading National Writing Day Prompt List

The Ultimate List of Literary Journals in the UK and US: Where to Submit Your Writing

The final stage in any writer’s checklist is simultaneously the most important one: selecting the right literary magazine to send your carefully crafted piece of prose to. But choosing the … Continue reading The Ultimate List of Literary Journals in the UK and US: Where to Submit Your Writing

Flash Fiction: The Dreamer’s Door

Here’s a little something I’ve written as part of Chuck Wendig’s most recent flash fiction challenge. If you don’t already follow his blog you definitely should because it’s awesome. 1,561 … Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Dreamer’s Door

Historical Fiction Tools: Elizabethan Swearing, Cursing and Vocabulary

I’m writing a historical fiction novel at the moment and damn does it take a lot of research. I’m not writing it as Shakespeare might’ve, because I want my readers … Continue reading Historical Fiction Tools: Elizabethan Swearing, Cursing and Vocabulary