Writers who inspire me: Jane Isaac

It’s a while since I wrote about writers who inspire me, but I thought it was time I added another person to my list. When you’re starting out as a writer, you’re likely to have an aim in mind. Whether that’s finishing a novel and seeing it published, or creating short stories, you need to... Continue Reading →

Inform, enrich and entertain

When I was a young cub reporter straight out of journalism college, my very wise (as it turns out) editor told me that our job was to inform enrich and entertain our readers. So, when we discovered that a local auction house was selling off some beekeeping equipment, I was despatched to see what it... Continue Reading →

Writing fast or writing well

When you’re starting out on a new project it’s easy to get carried away. You throw yourself in and start scribbling or typing at manic pace without any real thought about what it is you’re writing. There are two schools of thought on how to write a first draft. One says you should get your... Continue Reading →

Two top tactics for plotting and editing

Whether you’re writing something brand new or breathing life back into a manuscript you’ve found languishing in a drawer, getting started can be tough. Keeping track of your story line and getting balance right is always difficult. However, courtesy of Roz Morris I’ve found a couple of tactics that really work. The card game This... Continue Reading →

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