Fear of the blank page, or writers block, or blank page anxiety, whatever you want to call it, is something I don’t suffer from too often. And no, it’s not because I’m super confident and have wonderful self-belief, (ha! If only) it’s because years ago, I was a part of a writing boot camp. There
A logline is the first thing I concentrate on when writing a book before writing anything else. Not the characters, plot twists, or a particular scene, but the logline. And it’s not easy. As this blog is now up and running, I thought I’d write about the process of how I write a book. I’ve
In my previous life, before I had kids, I used to read about three of four books a week. No joke. I remember long afternoons lying on my bed reading, whole weekends where I’d be able to float about the house, nothing to do other than lose myself in whatever book I had on the
Writing pad (or notebooks) are underestimated. In the age of the smartphone, I can understand how the humble writing pad has lost some of its appeal. I used to be the same, I’d think, ‘I’ve got my phone, with it’s handy notepad feature, why would I need to lug a writing pad about?’ But since
Instagram stories They’re the best way to grow your account, they beat the dreaded algorithm, they’re fun to watch and yet, I don’t really do them as much as I should. Which is bonkers, because I know that by doing a Instagram story I’ve increased my chances of being seen by accounts who may
It’s been five days since If He Wakes was published. It went on sale on Monday and I’m still excited about it. To be honest, I’m not sure I’ll ever stop being excited about it. I woke up ridiculously early on Monday morning. I wasn’t sure what I expected to happen, but it felt
‘What do you do?’ I hate that question. Really hate it. It’s up there with, ‘tell me about yourself?‘ and ‘how do you spend your days?’ I despise those types of questions. Mainly because what the person is really asking is, ‘who are you?‘ and unless you’re prepared, you can’t answer it easily or quickly.
There was a brilliant thread on Twitter toward the end of last year, about how you should stop telling yourself you’re too old to do (fill in the blank) Did you see it? Since reading it, I’ve been thinking about it A LOT, so thought I’d write a quick post about the whole thing in