Another month of the year has gone by, and it’s time for another authors’ Round Robin. This month the topic is… Does writing change the author? Do you think your writing has changed you in any significant way? Another great question this month. After thinking long and hard, here are the five ways I think…… Continue reading 5 ways writing has changed me
Another month, another authors’ Round Robin! And this month our topic is: How do you choose your characters’ names? Are there any you avoid? I thought this topic might be quite easy to write about but, actually, once I started thinking about it, I realised in many ways choosing names for your characters is even…… Continue reading 9 Tips for Choosing Your Characters’ Names
It’s the middle of November already and that means it’s time for another Round Robin from my authors’ group. This month the topic is: How does wording choice develop a character? How do you use and select your words? Or, in the words of Dr Bob, one of the authors in our group: “I sometimes find…… Continue reading How three classic writers use careful word choice to build character #writetip #amwriting
After spending the past few weeks in New Zealand – where I had a brilliant time with my family, exploring the lovely city of Wellington and the beautiful coastline – I’ve been sadly neglecting my blog. But now September is coming to an end, and I’ve returned home just in time for another Round Robin…… Continue reading Eccentric – but helpful! – writing practices #writetip
August is drawing to a close and I can hardly believe summer is almost over already. Another month means another Round Robin, and another topic to challenge us :) This month our topic comes from author Victoria Chatham. Our characters often have some kind of psychological, spiritual or physical wounds. The process of healing forms the character’s arc. What mental, physical or spiritual…… Continue reading Why we love a tortured hero(ine)
It’s time for the first Round Robin of 2016, and this month we are to list “one or two writing projects” we have in mind for the coming year. I really like the idea of goals. Even if I don’t achieve them, it gives me something to work towards, and – if you work by…… Continue reading Setting goals, my writing projects for 2016, and some advice required
I can’t believe it’s time for another Round Robin. (I say this every month! Life is galloping away with me.) Today’s theme has got me thinking hard again. What current issues are important to you? How often do modern social/global issues have a place in your stories? These are both great questions. Here is my…… Continue reading Do social issues belong in novels? Or should fiction help us to escape the world’s problems?
Today I’m taking part in another Round Robin, and this month’s topic is “a favourite food or meal.” Well, since I live very close to Bradford…three guesses what meal I’m going to choose! Those who don’t live in the UK may not get the answer straightaway, but the rest will probably know that Bradford is…… Continue reading Going for a Ruby, or why I love the curry capital of Britain