A Day in the Life of a Writer: Sarah Bailey

  . Welcome to another series of ‘A Day in the Life of a Writer’. The series does exactly what it says. Each month we’ll tag along with an author as they plough through their day. It may be a day of writing, a day of editing, a day on a book tour, or just … Read more

How Facebook’s changes will affect your author page

. Facebook. The mega social media juggernaut which keeps on growing. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the power and influence Facebook has on our modern lives. For writers and authors, it has become a necessary part of building our platform and a community around our writing. It can however, be a roller-coaster … Read more

Navigating self-doubt as a writer

Navigating self-doubt as a writer is an ongoing battle that one, no matter how successful, will never conquer.Self-doubt. From those just dipping their toes in the writing world, to successfully published authors, self-doubt doesn’t discriminate. I’m sorry to say, it really is a constant companion. That could be the end of this article. With the … Read more

Improving as a writer

. As budding writers, we don’t often take the time to acknowledge that we are improving as a writer. But we should. Since submitting my first finished manuscript to publishers and playing the waiting game, I’ve been editing another manuscript I’ve had sitting in the bottom drawer (literally!) This was the first full novel I … Read more

My Top Ten Posts for 2017

. It’s time again for my annual list of top blog posts of the year. This year, my blogging focus turned from a mix of introspective posts and writing posts, to a more dedicated focus on writing. I’m now officially a writing blogger. (cue applause). The evolution was organic, and it feels right. And when … Read more

Story ideas: The big scary ones

. Story ideas are funny things. Some say they have an abundance of ideas. Others have ideas swirling around their head but they take a while to fully form into something that can be articulated. And then there are others for whom ideas are few and far between. I have a notebook dedicated to story … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: A.L. Tait

Today might be the final in the current ‘A Day in the Life of a Writer’ series, but we are finishing off with a bang. Please welcome A.L. Tait (aka Allison Tait) to the blog! I have been a long time fan of Allison since I started following her little blog many, many moons ago. … Read more

Do you need a dedicated writing space?

. What does your perfect writing space look like? If you’re like Stephen King you might think your writing space has to be a private room, where you ‘go to dream’. Or, you may be like JK Rowling who wrote the first draft of Harry Potter in cafes and on trains. Or, perhaps you are … Read more