This is a guest post by Dawn Hartley. I’ve always been an average reader. As a child learning to...Read More
Tag: What Happens in New York
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was first discovered during WWI. Back then, it was called ‘shell shock’, ‘war neurosis’ or ‘combat stress’.
It primarily affected officers, who were forced to suppress their emotions to set a good example for their men.
We still tend to associate PTSD with soldiers and veterans, but it spans much wider than that.Read More
You may be wondering why power dressing matters for authors.
You may want to argue that it doesn’t.
But from the minute you write your first words to when you read your finished piece to your audience, your outfit matters.
The clothes we wear affect how we feel.
When we dress scruffy, we feel scruffy.
When we power dress, we feel empowered. We feel in control.
This feeling of empowerment affects every step of our writing process.Read More
Five years ago, I was a scared little writer. I knew nothing of how to get started writing for a living, had nobody to guide me, and was terrified to leave the comfort of our apartment.
Now, I’ve self-published 3 books, blog once a week (plus guest posts), and have a day job as a content marketer.
None of that would’ve happened if it wasn’t for our local writing community.Read More
Ignore what they say—sarcasm isn’t the lowest form of wit. It may also not be the highest form of intelligent (sorry). But it is fun. It doesn’t always translate well into writing, though.
In the digital age emojis can make it easier to get your point across, but how do you write sarcasm that comes across as sarcasm and not you being an arse without using emojis?Read More
I achieved a lot in 2016, but it’s always important to look onwards and upwards and learn from our mistakes. My writing goals for 2017 are a reflection of what I learnt in 2016, and where I want to be by the end of 2017....Read More
2016 has been one hell of a year. The Western political landscape is more up in the air than it has been in most our lifetimes. Neither the UK nor the US know what their futures hold, and the repercussions of recent events will...Read More
By the end of May this year, I had a finished draft of What Happens in London. And until a week ago, I opened that draft about once a fortnight, if that. I kept telling myself I was putting it to the side and letting it breathe....Read More
I announced a while ago the sequel to What Happens in New York, What Happens in London. I had over 14,000 words written of it before I finished What Happens in New York. However, when I first came up with the plot for What...Read More
Do your characters have to be likeable? Or are other traits more important?
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