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Four things you should NEVER say to a writer

There are some awful things you might have said to a friend who loves writing. You probably said them in all innocence. Allow me to explain why you should never, ever repeat...

Do YOU have what it takes to write a book?

It seems that every other person these days has a book in them, whether it's a book to tell their own story, a novel, or a book to complement their business. Do you recognise...

Three Myths About Good Writing Debunked

There are many myths about what makes good writing. Here I debunk three of them... 1. Good writing needs to be grammatically correct. Not always. Controversial? Not particularly...

I’ve Got An Idea For A Story…

“I've got an idea... but I haven't got a clue where to start.” If I had a penny for every time I've heard those words! What is that fear of getting started all about? It can be...

Why We All Love A Villain

I can't be the only one who is more interested in what a villain gets up to than the struggles of a goody-two-shoes hero. We are taught from the time we are very small that we...

Why You Should Never Write a Book

So what if you've always had that idea to write a novel? Big deal if the fabulous life events of a family member ought to be recorded for posterity in a book? Nobody actually...