Author Archives: kayrleitch

Another Free Writing Course

As promised, here’s another free writing course. And this one leads to a competition. Go on, flex your creativity. Kay Leitch Author of Treasure This co-founder of Electrik Inc

Posted in advice for writers, creative writing, free things to do in lockdown, free writing courses | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Free short-story writing course

This free short-story course run by Toby Litt is great for anyone looking for some writing inspiration, or for those of us who are in quarantine (lockdown, if you prefer the sensationalist media terminology). If you’re ill, I wish you well. … Continue reading

Posted in advice for writers, clearing writer's block, creative writing, short-story writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Litopia, and Rules That Aren’t Rules…

Hi! I’ve found a great site for writers called Litopia, run by publisher Peter Cox and contributed to by industry professionals. There’s loads of information and advice along with the chance to join the weekly Pop-up Submissions where you can send … Continue reading

Posted in Litopia for writers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

We Have The Technology

You’ve written the book. You’ve finished the rewrites, put it all aside for months and then read it over again. You decide it’s not too bad. Good, even. You’ll take a chance. So, you line-edit it, proofread it and send … Continue reading

Posted in advice for writers, creative writing, independent publishing, Kay Leitch, Treasure This, Uncategorized, writing, writing as a career, writing tips, writing tips for children's authors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Uh Oh, She’s Back…

I apologise. Those of you who follow this blog may have noticed I haven’t been here for a while.  Yeah, I know – most of you’ll be shrugging, like: ‘Really, Dude? Didn’t even notice…’ 😀   That’s okay – I’m … Continue reading

Posted in advice for writers, independent publishing, Information on Independent Publishing, some quotes for writers, Uncategorized, writing, writing as a career | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Courage

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”  Mary Anne Radmacher That reminded me of my writing, so I thought I’d pass it on in … Continue reading

Posted in advice for writers, creative writing, editing and publishing, for children, Publishers looking for submissions, Publishers submissions, Uncategorized, writing, writing as a career, writing tips, writing tips for children's authors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

John Yorke Into the Woods podcast

Had to share this fantastic podcast of an interview with John Yorke, covering effective use of structure in story, creating compelling characters, tips for subtle exposition and cliffhangers. It’s not often I listen all the way through an hour-long podcast … Continue reading

Posted in advice for writers, podcast creative writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Publishers Open to Submissions

Is 2017 the year you’ll complete your novel/children’s book/picture book…? Start the new year with some positive aspirations: here is a great list from Bookfox, of children’s and young adult publishers (mostly) open to submissions. Well worth a browse. Make 2017 the … Continue reading

Posted in advice for writers, Children's books, children's publishers looking for submissions, creative writing, electrik inc, Kay Leitch, Publishers looking for submissions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

When The Dragons Came To Play

(For Findley – born 19.04.2016)                                                               The dragons came again today. They came in style, as dragons do. I thought they’d come to eat us up, But they just wanted to meet… you. The sky was filled with dragons’ wings And … Continue reading

Posted in Children's books, creative writing, for children, Kay Leitch, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wolf Winter

I am going to put up some fragments of my work over the coming months on a new page. I wrote Wolf Winter as part of my MA portfolio, when my tutor, Nicola Davies, who writes fantastic books about animals and … Continue reading

Posted in creative writing, Kay Leitch, poetry, Uncategorized, Wolf Winter | Tagged , , | Leave a comment