Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher – Book Review

“He wouldn’t hurt a fly ( unless it was tickling his fur, in which case he would probably swat it.)” This week I picked my Kindle back up; my second review of the year is finally here! I’ve been looking forward to doing a children’s story review mainly because I’ve written one of my own….

Advice from a writer: Career vs Leisure

“Don’t be afraid of change. You may lose something good, but you will probably end up gaining something better.” If you enjoy something, you stick at it. You practice that ‘something’, perhaps not even realising it at the time, but you do. Now, when I was at school, everyone was always encouraged to follow their…

Holiday #1: Tenerife!

“I do believe it’s time for another adventure.” I’ve been rather quiet these past couple of weeks but for a good reason; we’ve had a visit to the Canaries! A very much needed break/unwind/chill or whatever you want to call it, and we had an absolutely amazing first holiday together. Oooh arr! Update #1 –…

What to do when you’ve hit a dead end.

“Everything begins with an idea.” I’ll be honest. I really struggled coming up with an idea for this week’s post. I seem to have covered a lot already, even though I know there is a hell of a lot of other topics to write about. I felt like I’d hit a bit of a dead…

Why You Should Accept Criticism.

“If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success.” Being told you’re doing something wrong does tug at your heart a little, and thoughts along the lines of, “Why am I even doing this?” may play across your mind over and over. It’s normal. When you think you’re doing a good job and someone…

Get inspired and inspire others.

If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it. Do you ever get those sudden bursts of inspiration? You’ll be doing something totally unrelated to what you’ll feel inspired about, and then ping. You really, really want to do said thing, or get something done that you haven’t felt up to until…

Do I need to plan my novel?

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” When you go to work, do you plan your journey around rush hour? How about when you get there? Do you have a plan of what you need to get done that day? What about food? Do you plan what you’re going to cook for tea…

Meet Clara Andrews – Book Review

“I’ve always hated receipts. They remind me of little death certificates for the money you no longer have. “ Through doing my daily Twitter scroll a few days back, I stumbled across a post which instantly caught my eye. Author, Lacey London had Tweeted about a free digital copy of her bestselling Kindle book, Meet…

Are you guilty of these bad writing habits?

“Omit needless words.” Everyone has their own unique way of writing and to be honest, if someone has the motivation to write anything and get creative, then a big thumbs up from me. Some people shy away from it, some people believe that they’re not very good at it and some people may simply not…

Geocaching – Why are we so addicted?

Never mess with a Geocacher. We know all the best places to hide a body. If someone had said to me a year ago, “Do you fancy going on a really long walk?” I would have said no. Honestly, hand on heart. Walking (or any form of exercise, to be quite frank) was shied away…

Character Profiles in a nutshell.

“Every character should want something, even if it’s just a glass of water.” After telling myself over and over that I need to write my character profiles before I add more to my story, it finally happened! I have begun the process of going through all my characters but it’s no where near complete. The…

What to expect: your first attempt at Free Writing.

“There is no wrong or right – just write!” After being told about free writing a while back, and not really having a clue what it was, I finally decided to jump in for attempt number one this weekend. I did a bit of research, and reading other people’s attempts really tickled me. I’ll try…