I had one major problem when I started to write my novel…I had never written anything creatively before in my life!
I had no idea where to start (which my early drafts can testify to) and it nearly stopped me before I started.
Fortunately, the internet is a wonderful place and there are many helpful people writing blogs and websites eager to share information with anyone who cares to read it. And I did read…lots of it, once I had my first draft written.
I also wanted to share things I learned as I went along…
Where to start… I never set out to write a book, in fact nothing could have been further from my mind. My interest was in discovering my family history… the project just sort of grew. It all started from anecdotes … Continue reading
I like prologues. I know it’s not a fashionable thing to say, but personally I’m disappointed if a book doesn’t have one. It’s like going out for a meal but skipping the starter, for me it doesn’t feel right. From what I’ve … Continue reading
I’ve often come across the phrase Write What You Know. I think it’s meant to help, but while it may make life easier I don’t believe it’s something we should stick to. I’m glad I didn’t know of this advice before I … Continue reading
Is there a right or wrong way to write a book? When I started writing I had no idea of what it entailed. I had never attended any courses, never read any blogs on the subject, I had no idea … Continue reading
As those of you who follow this blog will know, I started writing my book nearly six years ago. Admittedly it grew and is now a trilogy, but I’ve had my first draft written for almost a year and still … Continue reading
Like most new writers, the first time I read about Show not Tell, I didn’t have any idea what it meant, let alone know how to incorporate it into my writing. It didn’t help that many websites didn’t give examples of what Showing actually looked like … Continue reading