There’s no worse feeling for a writer than running bang smack into a case of writer’s block – especially when you’ve planned to devote an entire Bank Holiday Monday to your craft. Before you settle down to work on your current manuscript, why not give your creative muscles a flex with today’s flash fiction writing prompt? We’ve started the story, you finish it (and do post in … [Read more...] about Monday Motivation – The Dog
Archives for August 2015
Fight scenes, like action scenes, can be tricky to get right in a novel. You only have your own imagination to work with and, most often, knowledge of martial arts, guns or any other weapons your characters might be using. This means that you must visualize your fight scene first – down to the most miniscule detail before you sit down to write it. You don’t want your readers to … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Writing Blockbuster Fight Scenes
Modern life isn’t always book friendly, you know? You can’t take your book into the shower with you, or read while you’re at the gym; you can’t turn pages and focus on paragraphs when you’re busy cleaning (more’s the pity) and reading while driving is obviously a total no-go. Until you discover audiobooks that is. Making it possible to read anywhere on a plethora of devices, … [Read more...] about Win Your Audiobook Wishlist with Audible!
If you’re a new writer, a writing student, or you’re a little nervous about submitting your work, entering writing competitions can be a fantastic way to gain submission experience and boost your confidence. Even better? You might win! Sure, taking the leap from writing for yourself to sharing your work can be a scary one, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. If furthering your … [Read more...] about 6 Writing Competitions To Enter Before The Year Is Out
We’ve fallen in love with the utterly charming characters of Alexandra Brown’s The Great Village Show, the second of her books to be set in the quirky country village of Tindledale. As a special treat, Alex is here to share the real-life inspiration for Tindledale with a peek at her new interactive map. My last two novels, The Great Christmas Knit Off and The Great Village … [Read more...] about The Inspiration for Tindledale by Alexandra Brown