Using the Seasons to Help you Write your Novel

The key to writing a novel for me, the actual HOW, is not stopping when you get stuck. Creativity ebbs and flows, this is true, but you can work around its tempestuous nature. Do not sit around waiting for the muse to strike again. You may end up waiting a long time. I was thinkingContinue reading “Using the Seasons to Help you Write your Novel”

Using Pinterest for Writing Fiction

Pinterest is somewhere many of us collect idea for our lives. From home design to fancy dress party ideas, vegan cakes and small bathrooms. If you have an interest in something you can create collections and organise ideas. You can find my Pinterest profile here. I use the secret/hidden board function quite a bit for novel writing. I keepContinue reading “Using Pinterest for Writing Fiction”

Most Inspiring Places to Write in Manchester

It’s actually rare, as in once a year maybe, that I work on my laptop somewhere other than home. But, I do carry notebooks everywhere, and I’ll happily sit and write free-hand for an hour or two providing the environment works for me. So here are my top five places to write (digitally or by hand)Continue reading “Most Inspiring Places to Write in Manchester”

Northern Lights Writers Conference & Quotes on Writing

Last month I attended my first writers conference. Held at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale, the Northern Lights Writers Conference promised inspiring talks on the job of writing and the future landscape of being a writer. The keynote speaker was Joanne Harris, known as @Joannechocolat on Twitter due to her arguably most well-known novel,Continue reading “Northern Lights Writers Conference & Quotes on Writing”