Posts Tagged "inspiration"

Writing Update: Dreaming

Posted by on May 17, 2016 | Leave a comment

Writing Update: Dreaming

  It feels like a long time since I blogged about writing. Somewhere along the line, this blog has become rather more like a reader blog than an author one, mostly because I really do love talking about other people’s books. If writing wasn’t my first priority, I’d love to be a full-on book blogger! However, I’ve been thinking for a while that, when I start a new novel, I’d like to blog every now and then about the process. Not tutorials — there are already plenty of authors who blog brilliantly about their writing processes — but updates about how my own writing’s going. I won’t give specifics about what...

When I Got Scared of Writing + Review of BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 | Leave a comment

When I Got Scared of Writing + Review of BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert

I don’t usually write personal posts about my writing. But I’ve been thinking a lot about something recently and wanted to share, because I think the issue I’ve been having is one a lot of people run into. I’ve reached an odd place in my writing. For the first time ever, I’ve finished a manuscript and don’t have a new one to move onto. This has never happened before; I’ve always had a new story brewing at the back of my mind, ready to grab my attention the moment I finish a current project. It might not sound like a big deal, but I’ve been finding it scary. Bad thoughts have been leaking into the empty space where that...

How I Generate Story Ideas

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 | Leave a comment

How I Generate Story Ideas

  Today, I’m on the Author Allsorts blog sharing how I come up with ideas when writing. You can read it here. (Spoiler: it’s all about the questions.)   Photo credit: Airik Lopez / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Share...

What to Do when Your Brain Feels like a Potato: Tips for Writer’s Block

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 | Leave a comment

What to Do when Your Brain Feels like a Potato: Tips for Writer’s Block

  Today, I’m on the Author Allsorts blog sharing my tips for writer’s block, as well as one of my favourite Jackson Pearce videos. (If you haven’t watched Jackson Pearce’s writing videos, you really need to check them out. Have a search on YouTube.) Read my post here.   Photo credit: Cali4beach / Foter / CC BY Share...

Inspiration for GLIMPSE’s Settings: Ruined Castles, Secret Passageways & Haunted Inns

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 | Leave a comment

Inspiration for GLIMPSE’s Settings: Ruined Castles, Secret Passageways & Haunted Inns

Today, I’m posting at Author Allsorts about my inspiration for one of Glimpse‘s main settings: the haunted Highwayman Inn. I talk about classic Gothic fiction, real-life haunted inns, and how settings can be used to reflect characters. You can read it here. Share...