Category Archives: My Thoughts on Writing

Saying No Should Be Guilt Free

Today in my inbox was an enquiry from an editor asking if I’d be willing to submit an article for a new online publication. At first I rubbed my hands together with glee thinking this could be a new opportunity … Continue reading

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Writer’s or Sausage Block?

I don’t have one of those devices that sits around waiting for me to ask it which opera contains the most vowels in its libretto, or what the weather will be like a week on Tuesday in Mozambique. No, there’s … Continue reading

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I’m Guest Blogging

A few weeks ago I was invited to write a guest blog for the Writers Bureau, a home study course that’s been helping writers develop their skills for over 30 years. I enrolled for the course, and was especially looking … Continue reading

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My Writing Space

Where is your perfect writing space? Continue reading

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The Need for Notes

Whether writing fiction or non fiction. Novels or magazine articles. Readers’ letters or reviews, one of the most important pieces in a writer’s arsenal is the note book. We’ve all had a snippet of dialogue that’s perfect for our current … Continue reading

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One Line

Continuing on from my post, The Idea Generator, I thought I’d share another file that’s stored there. I have pages where odd lines that have popped into my head reside. These are often lines that I think would be interesting. … Continue reading

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The Idea Generator

Ideas are key to sustaining writing. A writer needs ideas to generate output. Without ideas a writer can quickly become stale or complacent. For me, starting out writing for the theatre meant that I was lucky. Ideas came from outside … Continue reading

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When the Words won’t Come

What do you do when the words won’t come? I’m several chapters from completing my novel and due to the lack of words appearing on the screen it’s become a chore. As a writer of non-fiction for the magazine market … Continue reading

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When the Word Matters

I wrote a guest blog for the Renegade Writers a great bunch of VERY talented writers based in the Potteries, although their members don’t only come from Stoke on Trent.  Here’s the link to the article about choosing the right … Continue reading

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#MyWritingProcess

Today I’m taking part in the #MyWritingProcess the international blog tour where writers follow a thread across the blogs of lots of different fellow wordsmiths. The task is quite simple, once nominated you answer the same four questions as those … Continue reading

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