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Romance Novel Title Generator

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou only have to say ‘romance novel’ for people to begin telling you their very strong opinions about the genre. These may be positive or negative, but everybody seems to have a fixed idea of what a ‘romance novel’ might… Continue Reading →

7 Day Creative Writing challenge – Sharing your work, Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutesNow you’re ready. You’ve written something.  You’ve followed the steps to take before you press Publish. Your work is as ready as you can make it. You’re ready to share your work. You want to show what you’ve written to the… Continue Reading →

7 day creative writing challenge – sharing your work, part 1

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat to do with your writing when it’s done? You have written something. You’re pleased with it. You want to share it with everyone you know and everyone you don’t. But… wait. Take these steps before you paste it on… Continue Reading →

7 day creative writing challenge – writer’s block

Reading Time: 3 minutesThere are days you want to write, when you have time, resources and an idea. The magic three. But when you write, the words don’t come. Trite clichés such as wading through treacle spring to mind. What do you do… Continue Reading →

7 day creative writing challenge – draft a story in one day

Reading Time: 3 minutesSo you’ve taken on a  7 day creative writing challenge, or a story a day challenge, and now you have to deliver. But how do you create a complete draft of a story in just one day (and do it… Continue Reading →

7 day creative writing challenge – keep going

Reading Time: 3 minutesStarting is easy. Finishing is hard. Here are some motivational tips for completing a daily writing challenge, even when you reach the prickly parts. Type, don’t hand-write. I can write pretty quickly by hand but it’s illegible. This means that… Continue Reading →

7 Day Creative Writing Challenge – 7 Quick tips

Reading Time: 3 minutes7 day creative writing  challenge. Story a day in May. These are the kinds of challenges I cannot resist, but right now I must, because of various Real Life things which require my time and energy.  But … I really… Continue Reading →

Fantasy World Clash Title Generator

Reading Time: 3 minutesI’ve been reading and watching The City and the City by China Mieville this week. Two cultures in permanent conflict, sharing the same space, each city diligently ‘unseeing’ the other. It made me want to create a culture clash of… Continue Reading →

Jazz age fantasy

Reading Time: 5 minutesI was recently obsessed with New York 1926. If you think that rings a bell, it might be because it is the setting for 2016’s Jazz Age fantasy, Fantastic Beasts, which I saw, and alone of all Harry Potter things fell… Continue Reading →

Friday fic – fifty word stories

Reading Time: 2 minutesThree fifty-worder fics this week, sent to you from Norfolk where I have been on a family holiday – thirteen of us in a Georgian house complete with pantry, two foot thick walls, secret staircases and a row of little… Continue Reading →

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