6 surefire ways to promote your novel

Hi fellow authors, Today I’m sharing a blog on Promotion, by Sandra Beckwith from Bookbuzz. It is another informative article from a respected and helpful lady. The biggest mistake most novelists make when promoting their books is believing that it’s all about book reviews. Wrong. Book reviews are valuable and securing them should be onContinue reading “6 surefire ways to promote your novel”

10 Writing Issues that Your Grammar Checker is Missing

Hello fellow writers, It’s fifty years since I finished my schooling, and unbeknown to me, I missed important writing principles.  I currently use Autocrit to identify and correct writing issues in my manuscripts, having become a life time member and following their tuition courses. Today’s post I am featuring another excellent writing programme, that, likeContinue reading “10 Writing Issues that Your Grammar Checker is Missing”

How to choose good themes for stories: 5 tips

Hello fellow writers.  Today we read more tips from Bridget at NowNovel, as she guides us through good story themes.  Even though I have my theme, upon editing, the ability to go deeper, and draw out the contrasting emotions and struggles is kind of fun. And essential.  Happy writing. Glennis How to choose good themesContinue reading “How to choose good themes for stories: 5 tips”

A Great Key to Building Your Story: Things Are Never as They Appear

Hi fellow writers. Today I am posting another of my favourite writing coaches, Mary Carroll Moore. Here she explains an excellent and important aspect when building our stories. Today as I have been writing, I have kept this in mind, as my main characters showed their weaknesses, revealed through their actions and mindsets. I can’tContinue reading “A Great Key to Building Your Story: Things Are Never as They Appear”

Steps to Success with Your Short Story Submission

Hi fellow authors. I haven’t posted before about one of my writing helpers. Before my manuscript goes to my writing coach, I submit it to the editing package, Autocrit. How I wish I had used it persistently when I sent my first novel to the publisher. I’m ashamed of the errors, which is why itContinue reading “Steps to Success with Your Short Story Submission”

How to describe clothing in a story: Creating characters

Hi friends, Are you having trouble showing instead of telling? I am constantly adjusting my story back to showing, thanks to my writing coach, Jo, and these blogs by Bridget from NowNovel. Slowly and surely It is sinking in. Here is Bridgets’ blog:- How to describe clothing in a story: Creating characters The clothes aContinue reading “How to describe clothing in a story: Creating characters”

How to write backstory but not bog down your book

NowNovel, thank you. Exactly when I am thinking about backstory and how to use it, you publish your blog.  How to write backstory but not bog down your book Telling character backstory is sometimes necessary to show why your character has a specific motivation or mindset. Yet it’s important to learn how to write backstoryContinue reading “How to write backstory but not bog down your book”

The Unwritten Rules of Blogging.    Write about what you care about.

Hello friends and writers, I discovered this blogger today and have reposted her blog. I find it helpful. Thank you Meg Dowell. The Unwritten Rules of Blogging Write about what you care about. Apr 17, 2017 Meg Dowell New bloggers and seasoned bloggers alike have similar questions when it comes to doing their best workContinue reading “The Unwritten Rules of Blogging.    Write about what you care about.”