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Writing about food

One of the fun things about writing is that you can experiment with different styles and topics until you find your own voice and your own true writing passions. Writing about food is one such passion for me. For nearly two years I wrote…

Writing is not the most important thing in my life…

Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash I’ve read a lot of writing advice over the last year which focuses on putting writing before everything else, if you want to be successful that is. I suppose it’s like everything else which requires time, patience and hours of practice:…

Thinking in Colours

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels When I’m writing I think in colours. Every character, every scene, every plot twist is represented in my mind in shades which find their way out of my sub-conscious and into my fully conscious creative mind. I didn’t realise…

How I ended up in a police cell.

Photo by Matthew Ansley on Unsplash I never thought I’d see the inside of a police cell. If anything I feared the idea, what with my claustrophobic tendencies and my inherent need to be the good girl. Stepping into a cell wasn’t part of my plan and…

How to increase your productivity in 10 easy-ish steps.

  Before I begin, let me be very clear: I have not mastered this. Over the last year, I have however worked very hard to try and increase my productivity by figuring out what works best for me. I’ve not worked out the key…

The Trouble with ‘Book 2’

Having put your debut novel out into the world, and started what you dream will be an exciting, fulfilling and long career as a writer, the question of Book 2 soon starts to dominate your thoughts. The temptation is to focus purely on the…

The power of reviews

When you finally put your book out into the world you know that you’re opening yourself up for feedback and criticism – it can be a daunting prospect. You also hope that if readers enjoy your book, they might leave a review on Amazon…