Freeflow: A Writing Journey

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 - Blog, Places for writers, Workshops

For those of you signed up to my newsletter, I have a course for you that I’m going to give away for FREE. Here’s the sales page and the link for those of you signed up to the newsletter (click JOIN above) will come out with my December newsletter. FREEFLOW: A WRITING JOURNEY Please share…

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7 Great Writing Prompts to Get You Writing Today

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 - Blog, Places for writers, Tumblr Blog

  1—Describe yourself when you were aged seven. What did you look like? What did you love to do? Can you create a scene—use memory and a little imagination?   2—Describe the home you lived in as a child. Describe a classroom you remember.   3—Write about a time when you were waiting for something.   4—Describe a sad event…   …read the rest.

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Five Tips For Reading Like a Writer

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - Blog, Places for writers, Reading, Thinking, Tip

Like many of you, I read compulsively. I love books, paper books, ebooks, picture books, any books. I read a lot for pleasure. But I also read like a writer. This means that I notice things that other authors are doing so that I can improve my own writing.   Every book is full of possible lessons for writers. Each…   …read the rest.

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10 Surprising Ways to Get a Child to Read

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 - Blog, Places for writers, Reading, Thinking, Tip

Research shows that the best way to get children to read is for them to see you reading. Yes, that means you are totally allowed to lie on the couch and read a book instead of building yet another tower. Tell yourself it’s good for them to see you reading, and turn the page. Accept that your children have different…   …read the rest.

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A Place To Write

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 - Blog, Places for writers

This beautiful space would make any writer want to write. Is there something you can do to make your workspace move beautiful? I can’t turn my office into a studio that sits in the garden, but I can put up favourite photos, and tidy up the clutter! Could you use these photos to write about the person who maybe works in…   …read the rest.

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Five Ways to Best Use a Photo Writing Prompt

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 - Blog, Places for writers, Tumblr Blog

I love to use photos to inspire stories, personal essays and occasionally poems (okay, the poems are pretty bad, but I still enjoy writing them). Today, I want to share some of the ways I use photographs to inspire you. I have a new Instagram page which I regularly update with photos that I find make me want to write. Hopefully when…   …read the rest.

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Kristina Perez shares writing tips and advice

Guest Post by Kristina Perez

Sunday, June 5th, 2016 - Blog, Places for writers, Thinking

Today we’ve got a guest post from the wonderful Kristina Perez. She’s a terrific writer and her book The Myth of Morgan la Fey is coming out ANY DAY NOW… I’ll hand you over to her. Villain or Hero? What Morgan la Fey Can Teach Us About Characterization by Kristina Pérez Sorceress. Kingmaker. Mother. Lover. Goddess. Will the real Morgan la Fey…   …read the rest.

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Poetry contest. Fish Publishing Poetry Competition

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Blog, Getting Published, Places for writers

Any of you writing poetry? There are six days left to enter this! Poetry contest. Fish Publishing Poetry Competition. Please share…

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Chuck Sambuchino

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 - Blog, Places for writers, Tip

One newsletter I subscribe to is this one from Chuck Sambuchino – Editor, GLA and CWIM. Find the newsletter here: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents . It’s full of useful information for writers who are looking to find representation. I know lots of you have asked me how to find an agent – hopefully Chuck can help you out! One of the titbits from Chuck’s most recent newsletter…   …read the rest.

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How to Create Your Own Children’s Writing Niche — With One Simple TechniqueWriteForKids – The Official Home of the Children’s Book Revolution

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 - Blog, Prompt, Thinking

This is a great blog post from the folk at CBI! How to Create Your Own Children’s Writing Niche — With One Simple TechniqueWriteForKids – The Official Home of the Children’s Book Revolution. Please share…

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