As A Writer, Thinking is Important

During a discussion with other writers, I was asked if I’d give a few suggestions to a new writer who wanted to write a short story? I offered my advice as follows which others agreed with: 2 Ask, whose story are you telling? 3 keep the story to only 2 or at most 3 charactersContinue reading “As A Writer, Thinking is Important”

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Reading is a Key

Hello, dear friends, I am thrilled to say that my mojo is up and running. I disciplined myself over the last few weeks and gave myself a good talking-to. Which has me leaving my laptop and phone downstairs when I go to bed. I tackled my TBR (to be read) pile and rediscovered the cosyContinue reading “Reading is a Key”

Moving On

It’s over. 2020 is behind us. A new year has begun and we all have high hopes for it to be a good one. Last year brought with it so many challenges and forced us to look at not just ourselves but our part in our communities. Some people do not see how they shouldContinue reading “Moving On”

Epiphany

It’s 2020, a new year, another chance to rally our thoughts and achieve clarity for the coming months. I am lucky to belong to a writers group, who meet monthly in my local library. It was a prompt as a homework exercise from December 2019 that gives me today’s post. I had a choice ofContinue reading “Epiphany”

From Why to How

Since I could walk I have always read, joining my local library when I was five years old. I still enjoy curling up each evening with whatever book I am reading and it is a very important part of my daily routine. Life without books is a horrible thought to me. When I enjoyed aContinue reading “From Why to How”

What Is Plot?

In this, another of my writing tips page, I share what are my opinions, you may agree or not, but I do hope you find what I have to share helpful. A plot is a casual sequence of events. It draws the reader in to the characters’ lives and so the reader understands the choicesContinue reading “What Is Plot?”

Where to start with Character

In this post I share basic and simple ways to create your characters, whether for short stories/novels. I’ve included also a basic CV that you can use while working on who will be in the story. TIPS ON CREATING A CHARACTER Introduce your main character in the opening of your story. Characters through their dialogueContinue reading “Where to start with Character”

Getting out and meeting others

We all know that writing can be an isolating career, cutting ourselves off when penning our novels, and then once the story is finally down on paper we have to go back in and edit. The editing is intense and draining for many and the ‘editing cave’ is often a term used by writers when theyContinue reading “Getting out and meeting others”