One sure-fire way to increase your writing word count

. One of my goals is to be more productive and improve my writing word count each day. Heading down the indie publishing route, it’s particularly important. However, some days writing can feel like a chore. Not because you’re not reaching your writing word count, but just because you can’t get the words from your head … Read more

3 Writing Craft Books You Need To Read

. One of the best things you can do to improve your writing besides actually writing, is to learn from those who have come before you. But, with so many books on writing available these days, it’s hard to know which ones to choose. Fear not! I am here to share the three best books … Read more

3 ways to increase your writing output

. I’m an impatient person. There. I said it. But, being impatient, and being a writer has its moments. The writing and publishing game aren’t the best career paths for an impatient person. Not only does writing a book take time, but if heading down the traditional publishing route, you’d better be prepared for time … 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

How to research locations in your novel

. These past couple of weeks, while I continue the waiting process, I’ve thrown myself back into editing another manuscript. This is the manuscript I began in NaNoWriMo 2012, and I finally finished the first draft in August 2013. I’ve tinkered with it a few times since then, and now I’m up knee-deep in draft … 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

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Rachael Johns

. What a pleasure it is to feature prolific rural romance and life-lit author, Rachael Johns on A Day in the Life of a Writer. Welcome Rachael! Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a chronic arachnophobic, and a writer the rest of the time. She rarely sleeps and never irons. … Read more

Book Review: Trust The Process (non-fiction)

Trust The Process 101 Tips on Writing & Creativity Author: Karen Andrews Published: 2017 Publisher: Miscellaneous Press My Rating: 4/5 Karen Andrews is an award-winning writer, author, blogger, editor and publisher; someone well qualified and trustworthy to write a book on writing and creativity. Her new book, Trust The Process – 101 Tips on Writing & … Read more