Out now! Diary of a Scaredy Cat

Some of you have been waiting for this ... and today's the day you can finally get hold of Diary of a Scaredy Cat: a year in the life of a frightened writer. The writer's guide, with exercises, is available in paperback, for £5.99, and on Kindle, for £2.99. Overseas markets will follow in a … Continue reading Out now! Diary of a Scaredy Cat

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52 books in 52 weeks: Writing for Magazines – the essential guide

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 10. Writing for Magazines - the essential guide by Diana Cambridge is, I feel, punching above its weight calling itself an essential guide. Granted, there's some useful information, but - in my opinion - there are better guides out … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Writing for Magazines – the essential guide

Update

March has been a bit busy ... apologies for going AWOL. Nothing has been wrong, all is well. I've just been really, really busy. The month began with the tail end of an editing job finally delivered on 7 March.  It was followed almost immediately with two new editing jobs from lovely-already-boss, and a proofreading … Continue reading Update

52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Fight Scenes – Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 9. Writing Fight Scenes: Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors by Rayne Hall is the first in a series on writers' craft* from the same author. It can also be found in the book bundle power pack 1. First, one of … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Fight Scenes – Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors

52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Your First Novel – a 60-minute masterclass

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 8. Writing Your First Novel - a 60-minute masterclass by Shelley Weiner bills itself as the first book in the series, but I'm sure I've read and reviewed earlier ones, including one I thought was, in fact, the first … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Your First Novel – a 60-minute masterclass

52 books in 52 weeks: A Writer’s Guide to Senior Investigating Police Officers in the UK

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 7. A Writer's Guide to Senior Investigating Police Officers in the UK by Kevin N Robinson took me just under an hour to read from start to finish. This really isn't the best way to read it as it's designed to be … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: A Writer’s Guide to Senior Investigating Police Officers in the UK

February round-up

January wasn't a great start, and that continued into February. This is mostly because much of the time was spent editing other people's work while the rest of the time was spent eating birthday cake. The month began with a contribution to a friend's article on writing plus the return of a lovely job to … Continue reading February round-up