This week we’re talking dialogue: how to make your characters’ conversations enthralling, how to pack them full of tension and conflict and how to ensure each conversation works overtime!
This week we’re talking characters and three simple ways to make your characters more loveable.
This week we’re going to talk about how to find your writing stride, how to figure out what kind of a writer you are and how to capitalise on it.
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
I did something truly insane today. I submitted a piece of work to The New Yorker. It was a piece I’ve been working on for about two months now, a … Continue reading The Terror of Submitting Your First Piece of Fiction
I had a poetry lecture today, which I was dreading. Poetry for me brings back memories of exams in a dusty sports hall with the lingering smell of old socks; … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between a Writer and a Pretender?
You’re in a relationship. You’ve been together three months. You’re starting to get to know each other, you’ve had quite a few dates – and things are starting to go … Continue reading The 10,000 Word Itch (or What To Do When You Come Up With A New Book Idea Whilst Writing A Different Book)
You wouldn’t think a Masters in Creative Writing would lead you to the conclusion that you’re schizophrenic. Or at least, not immediately. You’d want to work up to that after … Continue reading Why All Writers Have Two Personalities
I am in freefall. I knew it was going to happen, but somehow that didn’t make the actual happening part any easier. My final pay check came through and now I … Continue reading The Freefall Moment of Going Freelance
I came across Contena when I was looking for ways in which to build a client list (from nothing, I might add) so I could start to look at supporting … Continue reading Contena: A Review
Life altering decisions aren’t always made after lots of careful thought and planning. In an oft repeated cliché, I made mine on New Year’s Eve, after being faced with the … Continue reading Why You Should Quit Your Job And Move Country On A Whim
I’m one of the people that eases themselves into something. I sit on the step, getting used to the water. I am not a plunger. I wish I could tell … Continue reading Take The Plunge And Persue Your Dream