Interviewing Authors

I am currently compiling a list of questions to interview the wonderful German author of the Fated Shadow series, Kim Rylee who has kindly agreed to be interviewed and will take time out of her busy schedule to answer them. It’s very interesting to compile the questions because it triggers me to think of theContinue reading “Interviewing Authors”

Writing tips – creative exercise

The last couple of exercises that I did for myself, were the description of the approach to a house in both sinister and a nice approach and then the entering of the house. I found once again, some pictures of the inside of a house that really appealed to me. The sinister description wasn’t soContinue reading “Writing tips – creative exercise”

Writing tips – writing exercise

Jeff Goins and many others seem to suggest writing regularly – preferably every day. A busy schedule means that daily writing isn’t always possible. In order to keep to regular writing – I have devised a little exercise for myself. I wanted to start a story with an approach to a house. In order toContinue reading “Writing tips – writing exercise”

Writing tips – set a daily word count

This is a tip I have seen regularly online. Again, at the moment, I am working these from Jeff Goins top tips.For me, this would be a word count for every 2nd day. I work a 40 hour week as well as other things so if you can’t set a daily word count – myContinue reading “Writing tips – set a daily word count”

James Joyce tribute

As today is the 81st anniversary of the passing of the great James Joyce, and seeing that I live in Dublin, I thought I would type a quote from his book “Dubliners”. I purchased my copy of “Dubliners” whilst on holiday in the library shop in Irvine, Orange County, California of all places. “Her nameContinue reading “James Joyce tribute”

Writing tips – write in the same place every time

This is step 4 of Jeff Goins 10 writing tips. His suggestion is that it should be a place separate from other activities. I guess this makes sense so that you can get focused. I like the idea of having a really nice notebook – or if its a plain notebook or copybook – puttingContinue reading “Writing tips – write in the same place every time”

Writing tips – set a time to work on your writing every day This is actually step 3 of Jeff Goins 10 tips – but for me, I’m going to make it step 2. At present – choosing a time, is more beneficial for me than choosing numbers of words per day. My daily routinesContinue reading