Weekend Writing Prompt #14

Writing prompts aren’t just a jumping off point, they’re a window into an unexplored world. I came across this image above on Pinterest several weeks back, and thought it looked cool. A few minutes ago whilst browsing the app, a perfect slice of conversation to match that image popped into my head. My regular blog…

Writing Prompt Wednesday #10

It’s been hot and sticky in the UK of late. And at night the dark, humidity and silence form an eerie alliance where their only purpose seems to be either preventing me from sleeping or disrupting sleep soon after it has arrived. That atmosphere feels as infinite as the universe – from the moment the…

5 Top Tips to avoid Writer’s Burnout

There are many ways to describe the birthplace of your inspiration – mojo, muse, goddess, inner voice, inner writer, enlightenment, eureka moment and epiphany, to name but a few. When it comes to writing, the phrase “writer’s burnout” can encapsulate that numb sensation experienced when the little guy/girl in your head, who works the levers…

A guide to ebook baking!

In my last post I hinted that I may whip up a guide to creating a jolly good ebook based on what I’ve learned from working on my own book, The Range. There’s no real mystery to it as ebooks are simply html files that use the same code that sits behind web pages. I…

NaNoWriMo – Embrace the Icky Sticky!

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or a NoWriMo virgin, sooner or later you’ll probably reach a point I call The Lifeless River Bed of Despondency and Meh. This is where the initial adrenaline rush has driven your Storymobile across the rich and vivid fictional landscape only to find it splutter and grind to a halt.…