Category: Writing tips

Writing a Book: Research

We’re up to the part five of the Writing a Book series. And this month’s post is on … research.    I love doing research. It’s an excuse to buy multicoloured highlighters, nice Post-it...

Five tips for creating character

Be an observer – look at the people around you and study their behaviour. Analyse their actions: what are they doing, why? Is it genuine or are they trying to hide something about themselves? What is...

Writing a Book: the first draft

We’re up to the part four of the Writing a Book series. And this month’s post is on … writing the first draft.    Rule number 1: don’t stop! My first rule for writing first...

Writing a Book: Character

Part three of the Writing a Book series. And this month’s post is on … character.   Jane Eyre, Sherlock Holmes, Elizabeth Bennet, Hermione Granger, Lyra Silvertongue… We can all name our favourite characters from...