How To Create Your Own Writers’ Retreat

If you're anything like me, you've fantasised about spending a week in France holed up in a cottage in the middle of nowhere with nothing to keep you company but a porch, an artfully placed umbrella, cold iced tea and your laptop. Bliss. However, like me, you may also be broke. Broke as balls, to … Continue reading How To Create Your Own Writers’ Retreat

5 Ways To Get In The Writing Mood

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It can be very hard to turn off from technology and work commitments and get yourself in the writing mood, but when you're dedicated to following your dream and becoming a writer, you need to set time aside. Someone on Twitter put it really well: see it as a daily appointment that you must always keep … Continue reading 5 Ways To Get In The Writing Mood

The 5 P’s For Creating Characters • Writing Progress

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I found this list of the 5 P's to remember when creating characters on Pinterest and decided to write it out here as I think it's very useful for anyone having trouble fleshing out characters. Some of them overlap but I think there are a lot of good things to consider here that you may … Continue reading The 5 P’s For Creating Characters • Writing Progress

Creating Compelling Characters • Writing A Novel

creating compelling characters

One of the most important aspects of a good book is properly developed, compelling characters. This is arguably more important than plot when it comes to success (case in point: Twilight) and characters that a reader connects with will stick with them long after the details of a plot has faded. It is integral to create not … Continue reading Creating Compelling Characters • Writing A Novel