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My First Time On A Podcast!

Last week, I was delighted to be interviewed by author, Sacha Black on her podcast, The Rebel Author Podcast. We spoke about how I was her writing tutor when she first started out many moons ago with The Writers Bureau, … Continue reading

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Writers Bureau Guest Blog Post

I was delighted to be featured as a guest writer on The Writers Bureau’s blog yesterday: It was when one of my students had a reader’s letter published that the idea for my latest book started to take shape. “It’s … Continue reading

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My Latest Book – Launch Date Coming Soon…

Next week I’ll be announcing the launch date for my latest book, Publication Guaranteed (well, almost!). Here’s an extract from the beginning of the chapter on writing competitions: Is it a dream of yours to win a writing competition? To … Continue reading

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My Latest Book – Blurb Reveal…

Last week, I brought you news about the title of my first book in the A Helping Hand for Writers series – Publication Guaranteed (Well, Almost!) Want to know more? Here’s the blurb: Fed up with rejection after rejection? Not … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Going on holiday soon? What a perfect time to write! But surely holidays aren’t for writing? Holidays are for relaxing and doing nothing. For some they are but for others, they’re a time to see the sights and enjoy new … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Step Back in Time Watching a history documentary? Reading about a time from long ago? Events/people/places from a time in the past can start you thinking what if that didn’t happen? What if something completely different occured instead? An alternative … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Make your characters real It’s often the attention to the little details that brings a character to life – their mannerisms, the way they say things, what they say, how they look etc. Imagine your character in your mind; even … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

One way to instantly hook your reader’s interest in your story is to introduce your main character to them and to make them care for that character. The result – your reader will immediately feel involved in your story: “Please. … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Family Photos – more than just a memento Photos of loved ones, including the beloved family pet, can often be found on our mantelpieces, windowsills or walls. The women’s weeklies all publish photos of babies, pets, special anniversaries and parties. … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Do you find it difficult to start writing? Not sure what to write about? Try writing about the first thing you see when you look around the room. A book of stamps? What instantly comes to mind? A love letter? … Continue reading

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