'A story needs rhythm. Read it aloud to yourself. If it doesn't spin a bit of magic, it's missing something.' Esther Freud 'Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever.' Will Self 'I always … Continue reading Writing Advice And Inspiration
W.H. Auden's Desk (copyright F.C. Malby) I know there are many lists of 'to to-dos' and 'not-to-dos' for writing and endless amounts of advice, but I just wanted to add a few things which I have found really helpful (some of them dietary!) Write first thing in the morning if you can. I know that … Continue reading 5 Ways to Write More Effectively
A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you and every blessing for 2013. I thought I would kick off the year with a look back at what I have learned through the process of writing, editing, publishing and marketing my book. Thank you to those of you who have downloaded or ordered a copy. … Continue reading What I Learned In 2012 About A Book Release, Time Management, and Keeping Your Head (in the words of Kipling).