Ah, social media challenges – love them or loathe them, you’re not immune to them! Unless, of course, you’re not on social media. (Awkward) One of my favourite recent challenges is to “List 10 books that have impacted you”. I secretly hoped someone would tag me, and I was not disappointed. My good friend Deevs, […]Read more "These Are A Few Of My Favourite Books"
Are you stuck on your latest book? Or do you have an idea for a novel inside you, but you don’t know where to start? Whatever stage of the process you’re at, a helpful exercise can be to write the blurb that would go on the back cover. You’ll need to simplify your ideas enough […]Read more "Write the Blurb"
Hillsong Church’s creative team has just started a ministry for aspiring writers, “The Writers Guild”. At last night’s masterclass, we had an expert panel taking part one of “So you want to write a book one day?” Here are the notes I took, and if you can understand my scrawl, enjoy!Read more "So you want to write a book one day?"
1. The rebellious fairy 2. Circus School 3. Ski school 4. The runaway 5. The wishing well 6. Atlantis retold 7. The dragon dancer 8. Kingdom of Pryder 9. Lazy Daisy 10. Tilly & the dolphin There you have it. Ten of the many ideas that are currently floating around my head in embryonic form. […]Read more "10 Story Ideas"
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: characters are key to the success of your story. You can have the most brilliant storyline, but if your characterization is weak, you will be unlikely to connect with your audience. On the other hand, there are many successful authors whose plot is dull, but the loveability […]Read more "C is for Characters"
Reading and writing are like love and marriage; they go together like a horse and carriage. To divorce the love affair of reading and writing is a tragedy. If you love to write, the chances are that you loved to read first. If you love to read, you have probably thought about being a writer. […]Read more "B is for Bookworm"