Tag Archives: #amwriting

How to write attention grabbing sentences: active vs passive construction #amwriting

With the huge number of novels available these days, it’s important to grab your readers’ attention immediately or they may never read past the sample pages Amazon offers. There’s lots of advice out there on writing those all-important opening lines – start with action, suggest something unusual, be controversial etc. – but I want to […]

Readers, I need your help! #amwriting #fantasy

I am currently focussing on writing my next novel, which means social media is a bit lower on my radar just now, so if you think I’m ignoring you, please believe me, it isn’t deliberate! I’m never going to be a quick writer, I think I’ve made that clear before, but I’d like to be […]

A LITTLE ABOUT ENDINGS #authors #amwriting

Originally posted on Fantasy Author's Handbook:
I’ve written about starting a novel or short story, and what you might need to know or do to get started writing or what elements readers will respond to in the first sentence, paragraph, or page, but I’ve written very little about endings beyond part of some musings…

Authors, do you use beta readers? Editors? I have a guilty secret… #amwriting #amediting

Since I joined the Indie publishing scene back in 2013, I have read SO many times the advice, nay instruction, ‘thou shalt not publish without having your work professionally edited/proof read/beta read’. But I have a guilty secret… I don’t use editors or proof readers. Gasp! Isn’t my work trash? Well, apparently not, if my […]

Infographic: 28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead #amwriting #amediting

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Jack Milgram is a writer and blogger at Custom Writing. He recently published an Infographic with 28 Boring Words and suggestions of what to use instead. The idea is that, if you practice using these suggested words instead of the plain-vanilla ones, it will become a habit and enrich your writing. You can…

This Self-Publishing Course Is Free… And Great Too

If David thinks it’s good – it is!

#Writers, how do you handle multiple viewpoints in fiction? #amwriting #amediting

As I am still buried in the endless edits for The Prince’s Son, this will be another short(ish) blog, reflecting on how I’m tackling the multiple viewpoint characters in the book – and perhaps then I might find out how others do it as well. When I began this book, I had 6 viewpoint characters. I […]

#Amwriting – I’ve FINISHED!!! Plus, #ThorsDaySmile

If this blog is a little quiet just now, I apologise. For those of you who’ve been pestering me with the same question: “when’s the next book coming out?” – well that’s why! The first draft of Prince’s Man Book 2 is FINISHED – yay!!! I still have tons of editing, and the cover to […]

#BookReview – WRITING DEEP POINT OF VIEW by Rayne Hall #writing

For those writers of you out there, today I’m sharing my review of a book in the WRITER’S CRAFT series by Rayne Hall. If you haven’t yet discovered them, you may want to go take a look. These are not designed for beginners, but for writers wanting to improve and extend their skill set, and I […]

The Art of Procrastination – a Writer’s Guide

The Art of Procrastination – a Writer’s Guide #Amwriting or I will be, just as soon as I’ve followed all the instructions in this guide… See Rayne Hall’s facebook page here