Tag Archives: Creative writing

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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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

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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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Poetry Rocks Too

For the poetry lovers out there, here is an excellent feature by Rachel Roony, winner of the CLPE poetry award. For me, good poetry has always seemed to be good writing distilled. If you can learn the discipline of saying a lot … Continue reading

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ON REJECTION

Take heart, it happens to us all. JK Rowling  talks to the HeraldScotland about her experience of rejection slips for her Harry Potter book as well as for her adult books. Some rejections weren’t so kind. And aren’t we all … Continue reading

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Publishers Open To Submissions

I’ve been committed to professional independent publishing since I sat round a table with the three other founder members of Electrik Inc and we agreed we would not only write our own books, we would edit, line edit, proofread and … Continue reading

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Writing, Editing and Publishing

You know how sometimes you know what you want to say but then you hear someone else say it so much better than you could? Well, that’s a convoluted way of saying I’ve found three blogs I think are worth … Continue reading

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