Gaining Inspiration and Motivation so You Can Finish your Novel

Many famous writers will tell you to ‘just write even if you aren’t inspired’ but writer’s block is a long and difficult battle to fight. Finding inspiration can help to get rid of writer’s block, get more word per day, make more time for writing, and simply enjoy writing more. With that in mind hereContinue reading “Gaining Inspiration and Motivation so You Can Finish your Novel”

Dissecting Query Letters That Get Your Manuscript Read!

I’ve been very fortunate to receive three custom responses from publishers on my first manuscript World War Marlow. So today I wanted to share the structure and ideas behind how I broke mine down. I’ll be writing this mostly for people who were in my shoes last year- having only the base knowledge of whatContinue reading “Dissecting Query Letters That Get Your Manuscript Read!”

How to Set Reading Goals That You’ll Actually Stick Too

When setting goals I like to be as free-flowing as I can, that is until it comes to reading. Last year I casually saw the Goodreads reading challenge and decided to try it out. I blew my measly goal out of the water. So in preparation for all of us reaching our reading goals, IContinue reading “How to Set Reading Goals That You’ll Actually Stick Too”

Finding Your Writing Accountability Partner– Your Writing Community

A writer sits alone drinking tea (or maybe bourbon) as they stare down the blinking cursor on their blank page. Accompanied only by their cat the writer enjoys the silence that comes with being in the flow, pounding out words and achieving daily goals. But how much of this is reality? The idea of theContinue reading “Finding Your Writing Accountability Partner– Your Writing Community”

My 6 Favorite Books From Childhood

    All writers have to get their spark from somewhere. For me, it was middle school, the peak of my reading career. These are my favorite books from that time. I won’t summarise them because you can find that anywhere.     Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism You wouldn’t know howContinue reading “My 6 Favorite Books From Childhood”

Why Publishers Will Only Read Your First Page!

I have always thought it was unfair that a publisher spends so little looking at people’s novels before sending the rejection letter. But recently I was able to talk with an editor about why that is. This is the most important thing she told me. When a READER picks up your book, makes it past theContinue reading “Why Publishers Will Only Read Your First Page!”

What Does ‘Write What you Want to Read’ Really Mean?

I always heard the advice ‘write what you want to read’ whenever I scoured the internet for inspiration. It wasn’t until recently that I really understood what that meant. I was at a writers conference talking with a creative writing teacher and I brought up this idea to him. When I think of writing what IContinue reading “What Does ‘Write What you Want to Read’ Really Mean?”

Books on Marketing your Writing and Building Your Platform

I’m currently reading two books about how to market your novel. These both mostly focus on building your platform. “Sell Your Book Like WildFire” and “Your First 1000 Copies” both have similar content but their approach is entirely different. Your First 1000 Copies is a very fun seemingly up to date book for having been written inContinue reading “Books on Marketing your Writing and Building Your Platform”

Writing characters with Dyslexia

Growing up dyslexic I can confirm that the hardest part is learning to spell dyslexia. For you writers out there, let me condense some of your research and give you a good starting point. Let’s start with the physical changes to the brain. There are lots of different kinds of dyslexia that effect different partsContinue reading “Writing characters with Dyslexia”