Silly Writing Tips – How to enjoy editing ..

  Feeling glum. Editing is really not fun. Enjoyed the writing part but, on getting to the end, realised I had to go back to the beginning and start all over again, skimming, scanning and slicing. My so-called whole book is marred by the workings of my gubbins, i.e. the muddle that is the way…

Savvy Writing Tips – How to Get Published

Indeed, how? Beats me. I’ve reached my target of 38,000ish words. What now? How do I get someone, something, somewhere, to publish the thing? Is it enough of a more of a thing to take a publisher’s fancy? In hope of being given all the answers, I take myself out of my cave, rev up…

Savvy Writing Tips – How to Write a Whole Book

Okay, so I did it. Not only have I, for the first time, written more than six chapters of a book, I have actually finished the thing. Incredible! How? After a day of sulking with myself about being a waster, i.e. never finishing any of my grand book-writing schemes, I asked myself why? Why is…

Savvy Tips – Net it!

What to write about? Why question it! Why not just write about whatever you can catch back? All you need is  a net – it doesn’t have to be costly –  one of those little nets on the end of a stick will do! You know, the sort you nagged your parents for, every time…

Savvy Tips – Steal A Style

Keen to be a writer? But lacking in self-confidence?   Has anything changed since your schooldays. Think back! Were you scared in case the teacher thought your work was rubbish? Did you hedge your bets and borrow your ideas from the teacher’s pet – the one seated next to you? Time to dip your toes…

Freshsense: Creative Writing Tips

Need to be gather up your thoughts, before you can start writing? Hindered by having no thoughts to gather up? This is not a hindrance at all. Look around you! There are plenty of people out there, who do have thoughts, and the thoughts are there for the gathering! All you need to do is…

Steal a sentence!

Okay, so you heeded my advice in the post ‘Grab a Word!’ Success? Need to move on to bigger things? Then, I offer you the sentence. And, for those of you who protest that: Be quiet! And don’t speak until spoken to! Because, whereas it can be the case that less is more (and, admittedly,…

Savvy Writing Tips – Grab a Word!

Stuck for something to write about? Grab a word – any word! Any word from anywhere! Grab it, attach it to screen or paper and go for it! Easy! Grab your word, e.g. take ‘stuck’, the first word in this post.  Take ownership of the word.  Water it and allow the word to grow!  Whilst…