[This blog post appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in April 2020] Time can sometimes feel like an enemy to a writer – you’re on deadline to finish, that proposal to Agent X … Continue reading Self-isolation for writers – what to do beyond “just write another book”
[This blog post appeared on the LearnHowToWriteANovel web site in March 2020.] You may have heard that to become an expert, you need to have completed 10,000 hours of it. … Continue reading Getting up your flying hours
[This post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in February 2020]. I’ve got my third novel coming out in June – my third novel in under eighteen months. Someone asked me the … Continue reading The goldmine of writing time
… I’m giving away a signed copy of EACH of The Baggage Handler and The Camera Never Lies to one lucky subscriber to my newsletter. Simply make sure you’re … Continue reading To celebrate reaching the Inspy LongLists with both of my novels …
[This blog post first appeared on the LearnHowToWriteANovel web site in January 2020]. So 2020 has rolled around, and our social media feeds are full of writers setting out … Continue reading Goals are great, but how do you reach them?
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? There is no doubt why The Baggage Handler won the 2019 Christy Award for First Novel. It is excellent! You ARE going to…
[This post appeared on the LearnHowToWriteANovel.com web site in October 2019]. So award season is here, and our social media feeds are full of our writer friends dressed to the … Continue reading One danger of the awards season
[This blog post appeared on the LearnHowToWriteANovel.com website in September 2019]. I just wanted to take a moment and acknowledge your bravery. If you’re a writer, you are putting yourself … Continue reading Celebrate your bravery
Hi everyone. I thought I’d let my blog followers know about a giveaway competition I’m running for my newsletter subscribers. Simply subscribe to my newsletter, and enter the running to … Continue reading Giveaway time!!
[This blog post appeared in the LearnHowToWriteANovel blog in August 2019]. I’ve been asked by a few people recently about what you need to master as a writer. They’ve asked … Continue reading Mastery of time, not mastery of words
[This blog post appeared in LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in July 2019] My debut novel came out in March. My firstborn. And, like most parents, I looked around to those with previous experience … Continue reading Asking for help from the giants in whose footsteps you tread
Even though we might set out as writers to work on our book as a project, it might pay for us to think about it more as a pregnancy. Many … Continue reading Why my book is more a project than a pregnancy