Progress Update – My Life

Today I was meant to be giving a WIP update as part of my #wipgalentines female character challenge on Instagram, but then I noticed that it's also my birthday. I know - I'm also surprised I forgot but it's been a busy few weeks. Anyway, rather than just giving an update on my WIP so far,... Continue Reading →

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Is She A Strong Female Character?

Everyone wants their MC to be one, but the phrase 'strong female character' means something different to everyone and heck if I know the proper definition. My idea of it is simply a well-developed character that is female and not inherently misogynistic. Well, I say 'simply' but somehow this is something even female writers struggle... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Peyton McDonald

Today we're hearing from fifteen-year-old Peyton McDonald who was eager to share her thoughts on two of the most important aspects of being a writer - motivation and inspiration. She's written and self-published a touching debut novel, Before The End Of Summer and is already at work on her second. What is Before the End of... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Emma Dennin

Emma is the author of the Contemporary YA novel This Is Why,  featuring an interesting cast of very different teenagers, and is in the process of writing the sequel, This is How. She was eager to share more about how she creates complex characters and their backstories.  How did you start writing? Can you remember your first... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Olivia J. Bennett

Olivia J. Bennett enjoys creativity in all its forms and turned that passion towards writing the gripping YA adventure book A Cactus In The Valley. Her characters undergo stressful and emotional situations throughout the survival story and she wanted to share some of her advice for writing strong emotions effectively.  What's the first book that made... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Coby Lee Davis

Today we're hearing from ambitious teen author and entrepreneur Coby Lee Davis who is keen to share her tips for managing a busy life balancing school, writing and microbusiness. She's written and self-published two books, Halfway Through The Darkness and Dead Obsession, with supernatural elements and paranormal romance. If your books were made a film,... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Millie Florence

The first in this week-long series of interviews with brilliant young authors is fourteen-year-old Millie Florence, whose debut novella Honey Butter blew me away last week. She's kindly given up her time to share with us, among other things, some of her tips for young characters. She writes mostly children's fiction and poetry. Where did the... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Announcement

No blog post today, I'm afraid, but for good reason! I have exciting news to share with everyone about an upcoming series on this blog. It'll be called, as you have probably guessed from the title, Teen Author Talks and from that you can basically work out everything you need to know. I've found seven brilliant teenaged... Continue Reading →

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