blogging, Personal, Writing

3 words

No, not "I love you" but "I'm a writer". Ok, I cheated a bit there ­čÖé But actually to say the words out loud that you're a writer can be just as scary and significant. When I started this blog almost a year ago, I kept it anonymous, I even had a cartoon profile pic… Continue reading 3 words

blogging, Musings, Personal, Writing

Crashing through a crisis of confidence

As you know for the past few days, I have been feeling a bit down and lacking in self confidence, convincing myself I won't be able to succeed with my writing. Over the last couple of days though, I have been feeling stronger and more confident and have gained some of my bounce back. I… Continue reading Crashing through a crisis of confidence

Fun, Musings, Writing

Attracting an agent

Searching for an agent to take on your manuscript and turn you into a published author is a bit like internet dating. You search online, try and find one that matches your tastes and who you might have something in common with then you submit your profile - a submission aiming to tempt said agent… Continue reading Attracting an agent

Books, Celebrity, Writing

I’m a celebrity so I write books

I read the news that British TV presenter Tess Dahly (Strictly come Dancing) has been given a fiction book deal with a sigh. The trend for celeb fiction writing is growing and that seems to spell disaster for us wannabe writers. Publishers are stumping up big advances to pay for a name to write a… Continue reading I’m a celebrity so I write books

Personal, Writing

My writing story

Danielle over at http://ahappypeach.wordpress.com/┬ámade a comment on yesterday's post asking about the book I briefly mentioned I had written. I am going to oblige and use today's post to answer her. How and why I started writing I've always been interested in writing, stemming from my lifelong love of reading and my enjoyment of studying… Continue reading My writing story