Planning a Novel

For a long time I didn’t plan my writing. You could say that I am a reformed planner. After failing to complete my last MS, despite loving my characters, I realised that what had stopped me was not knowing where my story was going to end. In a recent discussion with my writing mentor, Jenn,…

What’s been inspiring me this week…

Ok, I have a confession to make. I have been feeling decidedly UNinspired this past week. Writing hasn’t happened. Ideas haven’t flowed. I’ve barely even given writing a thought, other than guiltily moving my notebook from one handbag to another! It’s not even writers block, if I actually sat down to write I probably would,…

My Favourite Opening Lines…

Today I thought I would post some of my favourite opening lines to novels. I think this can be really helpful for thinking about how to hook a reader which I will be talking about in my next blog post, on Wednesday. So, here goes… The story that follows is one I never intended to…

What’s been inspiring me, recently…

Hi guys, sorry that it has been so long since I posted on here! While I was travelling I just didn’t have time or the WIFI to post. I was just too busy exploring and swimming in lakes to write blog posts, but now I’m back…. So, for the past few weeks I have of course…

Some Writing Prompts

Today I thought that I would share a few prompts in the hope that you will take a break from work and write something for ten minutes. All these prompts can be short and sweet, but they can also be used to start something longer. I also think that the poets out there can get…

What’s been inspiring me this week…

I’ve been thinking about inspirational writing quotes this week. When I was a teenager a school friend made a poster with writing quotations and I had it on my wall for years. Whenever I was struggling with my writing I would look at those words and feel a little better. My favourite since then has…

How to keep writing when you’re travelling.

As I mentioned in my last post I am currently away from home. I’m in Toronto at the minute and will be travelling to Niagara Falls, Michigan and New York over the next two weeks. I don’t know about other writers but I’m a creature of habit when it comes to my writing. I like…

What’s been inspiring me this week…

This week I’m getting very excited because I’m going to Canada and America. I’m actually leaving tomorrow! As I’ve mainly be working on my novel I wasn’t sure that my inspiration would be useful to any other writers and creators out there. So instead I’ve decided to post some of my pictures from previous holidays, including…

The Balcony

As promised, here is my piece on the theme of wanderlust. Hopefully it shows how diverse this theme is. You really do have the freedom to take it in any direction. I hope you enjoy and that you are thinking about submitting a piece of your own to Alliterati! The Balcony  I sat in the…