Once you have an idea for story, the next step is to decide how you're going to tell that story. I've ended up using two very different ways of telling a story for my first two novels. The Second Love Of My Life, which was published last year is written from the first person perspective… Continue reading How Do You Choose How To Tell A Story?
When I started to write my Random Acts Of Kindness serial, I looked at a lot of Kindness stories online, and each one always warmed my heart but it’s often easier to remember the times when the human race is less kind. When you look back on your day, it’s often the frustrations that stick… Continue reading An Act Of Kindness
For the first time, this autumn I have been working on a four-part serial called Random Acts Of Kindness. Each part of the story will be released as eBooks, starting on 4 December. This has been a whole new writing experience for me. Ever since I started writing, I have written a complete story from… Continue reading How to Write a Serial
When people ask me about writing, I think one of the questions I get the most is - how do you keep writing when self-doubt strikes? This happened the other day and I joked that most times I sit at the laptop I have a crisis of confidence but then I thought more seriously about… Continue reading How to get through a crisis of confidence
I am delighted to announce that I have a new book deal! My debut novel The Second Love Of My Life was published last year and it hasn't been an easy journey securing another book deal. I have had some lovely messages from people who enjoyed my debut eager to hear news of my… Continue reading Random Acts Of Kindness
Scrolling through Twitter yesterday I saw a lot of tweets talking about writing every day in response to another article about the subject. I've read so many articles about how you have to write every day. They often say things like "if you want to be a REAL writer, you must write everyday" and make… Continue reading Write to the tap of your own pen
This week, my year of positivity has hit shaky ground. Fed up of worrying about health issues and not focusing as much as I wanted to on editing my new book, I've not been in the best frame of mind. I wish I didn't find it so hard to stay positive when weeks go this… Continue reading How do you put positivity into action?
I was wondering what to post next in my Year Of Positivity series when it was announced that my debut novel The Second Love Of My Life has been shortlisted for an award! It is shortlisted for The 2017 Contemporary Romantic Novel Award by The Romantic Novelists Association. Here's the announcement in The Bookseller: … Continue reading Celebrating the small (and the big!)
I have been writing about how to stay positive this year and continuing the series, I thought it would be interesting for us to talk about what we can do when we have a day when positivity runs away. It's inevitable that there will be both good days and bad days during our year of… Continue reading When Positivity Runs Away
This year I decided my main New Year's resolution would be to be more positive (https://victoria-writes.com/2017/01/05/the-year-of-positivity/) so I've been thinking since about the ways I can do this. It's not easy to always be positive. Life gets in the way. I am still battling my overactive thyroid and some days it's hard not to… Continue reading Focusing on Goals