Whenever I've written fantasy or sci-fi, the world-building element of the story has been the bane of my life. World-building somehow manages to be one of the most exciting parts of writing in these genres, as you can let your imagination run away with itself, while also being incredibly difficult at the same time. The … Continue reading A Guide to World-Building
Today we're going to be sharing our top 5 recommendations for writing-related podcasts. We love podcasts, purely because they are so easy to fit into daily life and often have great insights from amazing guests. Washing up, driving, and just about every household chore you can think of are all a million times more bearable … Continue reading Top 5 Writing-Related Podcasts
After our recent post about bookish people to follow on Instagram, we're continuing the series by sharing our top 10 writers, publishers and literary agents to follow on Twitter. Whether you're a social media lover, or prefer to avoid status updates at all costs, Twitter is a great place to keep up to date with … Continue reading Writers, Publishers and Agents to Follow on Social Media | Twitter
As part of our new 'Ask an Author' Series we chatted with local writer, Tim Ewins, about his debut novel We are Animals, which features love, friendship, and a whole host of animals.
Social media can be a big source of distraction. Who else has gone on Instagram to check something, only to get caught up in hours of mindless scrolling? When you're a writer, this can be a challenge. It's often easier to pick up your phone and go through social media, rather than stay focused and carry on working on your writing.
Guest blogger and author, Elle Spellman, shares advice on balancing writing with a full-time day job.
As part of our new 'Ask an Author' Series, we are delighted to share this interview with debut author, Elle Spellman. Her novel, Running Into Trouble, was published in April 2020 by Trapeze Books and tells the story of three women united by their goal of running a marathon. In this interview, Elle shares her … Continue reading Ask an Author Series: Elle Spellman
Guest blogger, Charlotte Emily Shields, gives her top five tips on how to start researching your own historical novel.
You've written something you're really proud of, and now it's just sitting there on a word document, hidden away on your computer. What's next? There are a bunch of opportunities in the UK for you to send your work to, whether it is a writing competition, a magazine, anthology or radio station. It's a great … Continue reading Opportunities for Writers in the UK
I think I speak for a lot of writers when I say if there's one thing we might love more than writing, it's reading. And something I love reading about? Writing. I've read a few books about writing over the years. Some of them were verging on boring, but others were really inspiring and helpful, … Continue reading Top 3 Books to Read About Writing