Adapating, Anxiety, indieauthors, inspiration, mentalhealth, Motivation, Support, Taking control

Topping up my author batteries, finding inspiration and the mental health benefits of showing up!

Hi, I’ve been thinking a lot about CVs – mainly because I’ve had to update mine and is there anyone, anywhere, who likes updating a cv? Also, the job market is a bit dire to say the least. ((Well, who wants a 46-year-old, menopausal woman who writes about dragons, fantasy worlds, serial killers and creates… Continue reading Topping up my author batteries, finding inspiration and the mental health benefits of showing up!

collaborations, Friendship, lockdown, Motivation, self-published, writing groups

Working together during lockdown

So, this month I’m delighted to share that I will have another book published! ((Show off)) Now, I cannot claim the full word count as this has been another collaborative project with my writing group. Last year we published a book, Burning Old School Ties. This new book has been written by a coven of… Continue reading Working together during lockdown

Am writing, Characters, research, Support, Uncategorized, writing groups

How to portray a character? What character research do you do? LGBTQ+ characters.

This week I wanted to talk about character research. What forms of research do you do for the characters in your story? The first thing I do is go to the good old favourite - the internet search. But lately, I’ve found myself thinking more about one of my characters, which will be part of… Continue reading How to portray a character? What character research do you do? LGBTQ+ characters.

short stories, Support, Twitter, Uncategorized, writing

Support Network & Part 5 – Finding Ben

I just wanted to give a little shout out this week to all the people that are supporting me on this amazing journey – it really helps when you are sitting down typing away wondering if your work is any good. Will readers relate to your characters? Have you created a world which someone will… Continue reading Support Network & Part 5 – Finding Ben