The No. 1 Rule of Romance

Writing romance can be hard. Authors worry - is the relationship is moving too fast? Too slow? Is the chemistry there? Is it believable? There's a lot of advice out there but if you really want to know if your romance works you only need one simple rule. If they have to kiss to show... Continue Reading →

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Calling All Teen Authors – Upcoming Interviews

This is a little announcement to let you know that hopefully in the not too distant future I'll be doing a short series of interviews with other young writers! This will be a great chance for everyone to find out about hot new books, hear other writer's stories and maybe pick up a few tips.... Continue Reading →

You Should Write Fanfiction

Fanfiction gets a bad rep. Sure, some of the accusations levelled at it - overly smutty, badly written - can be true, but that shouldn't put you off. Used well, fanfiction can be both a fun hobby and useful tool for a writer of any experience or ability. Here are ten reasons why you and... Continue Reading →

5 Weird Writing Tips

I get the feeling most of the time when I'm reading writing advice it's the same couple of points over and over. It's probably because it's good advice and I'm grateful for it, but today I thought I'd share some tips I use myself that you might have heard a bit less. Change the page... Continue Reading →

My Top Writing Music

After last week's post about writing to game music I thought I'd go a little further and list a few of my favourite soundtracks to listen to while writing. Let me know in the comments if you're already a fan of these games or soundtracks. Animal Crossing - For me, there's nothing more nostalgic than... Continue Reading →

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