Welcome one and all on (no doubt) your segway from productivity! If you’re desperate to procrastinate successfully – which I’m sure you are as you’re already on this site rather than working – then you’ve come to the right place. The good news is, you’re already making good progress by not working and reading this instead. Jolly good! Shall we start?
Last month I finally finished writing my children’s book: Olive in the Heights. Hurrah! However, the fun never stops. Once you’ve finished writing your book, there is the issue of finding someone to read it. ‘Read’ in all senses of the word; proof-readers, beta-reader, a literary agent, a publisher and eventually actual readers. And I thought writing my book would be the hardest thing…
This week, I’m lucky enough to hage a guest post from Lucy Mitchell, thriller writer and blog author of BlondeWriteMore.
If you’re a writer and you haven’t visited Lucy’s blog yet, you must! Her hilarious, wonderful and candid posts include tales of terrible feedback from loved ones, tips to get your creativity flowing and occassional agony aunt responses.
She has been kind enough to share her thoughts on a weakness of many writers: the Twitter Break!
Kid’s books a choca full of wise words and great advice. Many of them aren’t preachy or patronising, they’re just true. It can just a simple thought, but children’s writers just have a way of making you see things with fresh eyes. Enjoy my five favourites!
Despite considering myself a writer, I have much less success when it comes to reading about writing. I always need my writing research to have a colourful picture, some swirly writing and a graph included. Read on to find the best infographics for writer-folk.
Creating a protagonist comes with all sorts of frustration and confusion. As the author of our characters, we often feel that we know exactly who they are without having to explicitly state the facts. We seem to think that every quirk and nuance of our character simply eminates from the page without any effort. #TruthBomb – Err, not so much!
Let me be straight with you… If you’re not a writer, your safest bet is to not say anything about writing to a writer. If you are a writer, there’s no hope really… We all know we’re going to accidentally bruise each other’s egos, whatever we say! However, these are some absolute gems of what NOT to say to a writer.