Category Archives: writing tips

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

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How to Write a Bestseller

I’m always on the lookout for good advice that helps us hone our writing skills. I loved this Ted Talk video with literary agent, Jonny Geller, about what makes a bestseller, and what agents/publishers look for in new writers. Think about his comments … Continue reading

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Top Writing tips for Children’s Authors

For all the children’s writers out there, the Guardian online has a great feature with excellent advice from editors shortlisted for this year’s Branford Boase award. The award is for excellence in writing as well as in editing, so this … Continue reading

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Procrastination — new ideas page

My new page Procrastination — and how to beat it has some ideas you might find useful if you’re blocked or just plain stir-crazy sitting in front of the screen without an idea in your wee head. Be warned, though: as … Continue reading

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Best-selling Author, Judy Blume

Want an insight into how a best-selling author’s mind works? The research, the rewrites, the editing? The highs, lows and insecurities that most writers feel? There are lots of gems about the individual writing process in this in-depth interview with … Continue reading

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