Time for a change (*** LIST ALERT ***)

I had a bit of a flurry of new followers over the weekend - welcome to you all - and I have no idea where they all came from. However, it made me realise that I've left this poor writing blog wandering in the wilderness for far too long and if I didn't start to … Continue reading Time for a change (*** LIST ALERT ***)

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52 books in 52 weeks: Jill Mansell’s A-Z of Happiness

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 29. I didn't know this one was on my Kindle until it popped up one day during NaNoWriMo and I spent several minutes making sure it hadn't slipped on there un-ordered by myself. However, the Amazon page … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Jill Mansell’s A-Z of Happiness

Writers’ Workshop: Researching and Writing the Perfect Murder

On Saturday I attended a crime writing workshop in Nottingham. The course was called "Researching and Writing the Perfect Murder", and it was being led by Stuart Gibbon and Stephen Booth. This is a workshop the two of them do together several times throughout the year - or it is at the moment. The workshop was … Continue reading Writers’ Workshop: Researching and Writing the Perfect Murder

52 books in 52 weeks: Be a Travel Writer, Live Your Dreams, Sell Your Features

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 27. I have to say I loved this book. And I don't even aspire to be a travel writer - too much hard work for too little remuneration (unless you make it really big, really quickly, or … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Be a Travel Writer, Live Your Dreams, Sell Your Features