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On the shelf: August 2022 reads

I binge read my way through August with a total of 14 books! I read: The Idea of You was a Richard and Judy pick and a fun read. It’s a romance between a woman in her late 30s and a member of a boyband with all the trials and tribulations of a relationship under […]

Writing a Book: Week Four – Getting Creative

My first draft is MESSY! Really messy! Yesterday I decided to change the plot extensively. It was too predictable. Everything felt like it had been done before. The plot felt OK when I did the synopsis but when I came to actually writing the scenes, I found I was getting bored and that wasn’t a […]

Writing a book, week 3: developing characters

This week I have been mostly working on and thinking about the main character (MC) in my novel. At the moment, my entire story is told from a single point of view, which is unusual for me. There are two timelines, so my character is talking in the past and in the current day (and […]

Writing a book, week 2 – finding time to write

When do you write? Do you write every day? Are you at your best first thing in the morning or late at night? Do you snatch 15 minutes to write in between a busy schedule or are you able to dedicate large chunks of undisturbed time to your writing? I’m lucky in that I can […]

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