Will you be boarding the NaNo Train?

NaNoWriMo 2012 is almost upon us. For those who’ve never heard of it, let me enlighten you. NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – click this thing to visit their website, is a competition of sorts whereby all aspiring writers are invited to write their brains out for 30 days in November. The aim is…

The Flow of Inspiration

This painting is by the wonderfully gifted artist Christina Deubel and is called Courageous. Take a moment to gaze in awe at its beauty. Don’t read any more, because these words are mere filler to this exquisite work of art. Just sit and look. Take it all in. Come on, work with me here dear…

Writing Tips Thursday: Do You Need An Agent?

If you’re a writer you need an agent. Apparently. I don’t have one.  I’m not sure I need one for a while. After today’s surprisingly enjoyable editing session on my current writing project, a post apocalyptic novel called The Range, I was feeling in a good mood and figured I’d spend some time researching literary…

Is Writing in your Soul?

Do you ever ask yourself if being a writer is not what you do but who you are? You may have a day job that pays the bills and keeps your head above water, this is what you do to get by but deep down you are a writer. You know this because you write.…

Writing Tips Wednesday – Words = Candy!

This week: Dedicated writers get all the candy! Every Wednesday I’ll be sharing some hints and tips about how to improve your writing. These are basic things I have learned over the years, from writers websites, published authors and constructive feedback from friends, family and online pals. There is an argument that fiction writing cannot…