Fiction, inspiration, Musings, Writing

How Do You Choose How To Tell A Story?

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?

inspiration, Musings, random acts of kindness

An Act Of Kindness 

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 

Books, Musings, random acts of kindness, Writing

How to Write a Serial 

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 

inspiration, Musings

How do you put positivity into action? 

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? 

Achievements, Musings, The Second Love Of My Life, Writing

Celebrating the small (and the big!)

   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!)

inspiration, Musings, Writing

Focusing on Goals 

    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