July 31, 2017

I'm one of those writers who writes on Microsoft Word out of pure laziness. I've seen lots of different pieces of writing software online but haven't been brave enough to break out of my miserable Word bubble. After all, I can't remember not knowing how to work Word. T...

July 14, 2017


It's that time again! Happy I read YA week! The blog I wrote for I read YA week last year is fitting this year as the theme is #YAStandsFor, and my blog was all about Why #IReadYA. The year before that, I listed ten YA books that people should be reading....

June 5, 2017

So Zombie Awareness Month has come to an end for another year. This year I managed to get a lot of zombie-related stuff done during ZAM, so I thought it deserved sharing.

Of course, to start off, I shared some of my favourite ZA quotes on this very blog.

I had...

May 15, 2017

Happy Work Wise Week! As this is the week to work better and wiser, QuickBooks is sharing tips on productivity. So I thought I would take this opportunity to share my best productivity tips for writers. After all, we writers are sometimes more productive than we ever t...

May 2, 2017

It's Zombie Awareness Month again! And that means that on the 13th May, ZA has been out for a whole year! Where did that year go? It's been such an amazing ride for me and ZA, and I'm so thrilled by the responses it's getting. And I'm glad you're all getting ZA ready.

I...

March 27, 2017


BANG!


Do I have your attention?


Action is something that's becoming more and more important in all genres. You could argue that action is less important in some genres, but I don't think that's true. I think it might just look different. There should always be some ki...

March 20, 2017

On Saturday, I was lucky enough to be invited to be a part of Essex Author Day as part of the Essex Book Festival.

March 13, 2017

Pace can be a tricky skill to learn and reign in. Every writer I know has struggled with it in one capacity or another. Either your work feels like it's dragging and nothing's happening, or everything's happening too fast and you need to slow it down. Pace isn't someth...

March 8, 2017

As I've been doing these blogs for a few years, I was stuck for something to list. I love a list, don't you? I've already listed my favourite female characters and authors. But I realised I haven't listed my favourite books with strong female protagonists written by wo...

March 6, 2017


Picking a genre isn't so much you thinking about genres and deciding what you want to write. Most of the time, the genre picks you. To butcher Harry Potter, the genre chooses the writer. Usually, you end up writing what you most read, because that's what you most love...

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