What I learned from a quick class with award winning memoirist, Chloe Maree Higgins ...
Spotted this cartoon today in my travels and it stopped me in my tracks. So much so I had to write about it! Not that I was doing any of those things, of course. No, I was actually 'researching' on the web. Every good writer needs to research - fact-checking, thoroughness of topic coverage, clarifying… Continue reading Writing Procrastination Tips
Elmore Leonard was a prolific and successful writer who found late success with crime and mystery. In this gritty production (only 7 minutes) "Dutch" gives some clarity to writers. This one hit home for me. His characters 'audition' in the first 100 pages. He names his characters. In one case, one of his characters appeared… Continue reading Elmore Leonard – Writing Tips
Who'd have thought this delicate woman could write such gothic novels. From the heart, successful author Anne Rice talks about the craft and art of writing and publishing. 12 minutes of viewing, packed with punchy advice for you as a writer. Here are just a couple of practical gems... The only way to write is… Continue reading Writing Advice from Anne Rice
One of our most successful contemporary authors not talking about fantasy. In this interview post-Harry Potter, Joanne reveals her practice in developing and defining issues in a novel, creating reality, thematic approaches and the grit of real-life turned into written stories. "Probably everything I write will be about death and morality". Take notes. And, I… Continue reading Writing Tips & Advice – JK Rowling
You can get lost on the interwebs looking for writing tips. So, where do you begin and which are the really useful ones? After looking for a while, there are a number that stand out which I find work to improve your writing. To save you time, I've distilled these down to two - just… Continue reading Writing Tips – Become a Better Writer