A writer must always strive to improve his craft, and this means being able to write better stories. Whether you’re writing short stories or long, meandering novels, there are a few specific things you can do to ensure better output. Here are 5 tips for writing better stories: 1. Prepare references before you start writing There are writers who can just jump straight into … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Writing Better Stories
Archives for March 2015
Have you ever been so inspired by an author’s work that you wish you could tell them exactly how much they have impacted your life? In this series, Literary Love Letters, we do just that – share open love letters to inspiring authors. Today, The Grand Reopening of Dandelion Cafe author Jenny Oliver writes to Jilly Cooper. Dear Jilly Cooper, When I was little I would share a … [Read more...] about Literary Love Letters: Dear Jilly Cooper, From Jenny Oliver
by Kelly Allen I am Lena Dunham. No, actually, I am Hannah, the aspiring writer from Girls. I say inappropriate things, I overthink everything, I have way too many books and more than anything, I want to be accepted as a real writer. We all love imagining ourselves as the next Carrie Bradshaw, writing from a beautiful apartment and wearing pretty things, but the reality is … [Read more...] about Novelicious Goes To…The Getting Published Day
At the moment my writing room needs a mammoth clean-up and de-clutter. But as I fit in my writing with a day job, as well as running a home and squeezing in family time, a de-clutter is very low on my priority list. I used to have a desk in a corner of the bedroom and I’ve been lucky enough to have my own writing room for the last few years. The picture shows the ‘good’ side of … [Read more...] about My Writing Room by Zoe Miller
by Anna Bell There seems to be a boom in women’s fiction at the moment, from serials to a huge number of debut authors signing with digital first imprints. Yet, when you look at the shelves in the shops, is it just me, or are there less and less chick lit books for sale? Are we losing the women’s fiction paperback? We’ve all heard it from someone. The paperback is dead. Soon … [Read more...] about The Secret Dreamworld of an Aspiring Author – Where Have All the Women’s Fiction Books Gone?