‘I always have a basic plot outline, but I like to leave some things to be decided while I write’. – J.K.Rowling The good news is that if J.K.Rowling doesn’t need to have it all figured out before starting to write, then neither do we. Sometimes, as writers, we put so much pressure on ourselves to have everything just right that we forget about the … Continue reading 9 J.K.Rowling Quotes To Help Make Us Better Writers
Princess Diana was often described as an English Rose. She was described in this way because, after finding her feet, her beauty, poise and grace shone through her once shy exterior. Because of this, along with her acts of kindness, she was admired all over the world. When singing at Princess Diana’s funeral, Elton John changed the words of Candle In The Wind to … Continue reading What Princess Diana Showed The Writer In Us
I live in a part of the world which hasn’t had that many hot days over the past few years. When I was a child there were defined seasons. This meant that you could almost guarantee when you could do something that the nicer weather depended on. Today, in my 50’s, the summers here are much shorter and less easily defined. I hear myself saying … Continue reading What Are You Doing To Make Your Writing Life Easier Today?
During the night, here in England, there was a devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in Ladbroke Grove, London. Today (as I write this on Weds 14th June), there was shock and disbelief at how such a terrible thing could happen. Each news station was running the story almost constantly throughout the day. All asking the same sort of questions. Everyone wanted to know why, or … Continue reading How The News Can Help You To Write
Writing can be a lonely business. By its very nature it is often a solitary existence. As a writer I have often thought how sad it is that some writers don’t support each other more. We are probably all after the same goal. We all want to write, and most to be heard. Some do write for pleasure only which is great, because to write … Continue reading Why One Sentence Can Make A Difference