A Teenager’s Guide to Getting Up Earlier

The stereotypes of teenagers are often unfair, portraying us as noisy, rude and rebellious. Although I'm usually quiet, polite and the closest to rebellion I come is dying my hair, there is one way I match the profile perfectly - I love to sleep. With this in mind, I was sceptical when a friend suggested... Continue Reading →

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Rules Are Just Tools

Sometimes, the rules are there to protect us. In the case of the law, it's to protect us from harm. In the case of the writing 'rules,' it's to protect us from terrible books. Some rules, like the use of correct grammar, are helpful throughout your whole life. Others, however, are actively harmful to your... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 – 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 →

In A Year’s Time…

This post should probably be a reflection on 2017 and then a rundown of some 2018 goals or something, but I don't really want to do it quite like that. I didn't like 2017. There were bright spots, like self-publishing A Grey Valentine's and joining the lovely Instagram writing community, and I'm sure I'm meant to... Continue Reading →

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