1. When did you first start writing? I started writing when I was about five, usually poems for my father’s birthday cards, it progressed from there. At … Read More
In order to write great romance novels, you need to read great romance novels. Below is a list of successful top ten romance novels spanning subgenres from classic literature to contemporary.
Why is writing a book a dream for so many people, and so satisfying for others? There are a number of reasons…
Writing memoir often means writing about family and other real people. Lamott’s honesty and self-deprecating humour are instructive to any writer interested in tackling the memoir form. Here are three things you can learn about writing memoir from Lamott:
Even the great authors have suffered from self-doubt. The good news is that there are ways to silence your inner critic so that you are free to write what you like. Here are 8 approaches to building your writing confidence:
‘Morning pages’ is a concept popularized in Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. Using morning pages is a system Cameron describes as something that will ‘provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand’.
Writer’s block can be discouraging, but it can also be beaten. By relaxing, moving or changing the form in which you’re writing, you can move past the … Read More
One of the best ways to get recognised as a writer is to enter a writing competition. Of course you are not guaranteed to win, but if you do you will be able to use that to add to your credibility once you are ready to publish – it is also great practice!
Here’s how to start writing a novel and finish it in 7 steps, no excuses: