June 9, 2015

 

 

But first, let’s talk about intention.

 

Intention is an intrinsic characteristic of great writing. Skilled writers, if you study their work for technique, are intentional writers. Each word, phrase, paragraph and punctuation mark; each aspect of a c...

May 11, 2015

 

In June of 2014, I was pumped at the prospect of independently publishing my second novel Sisterhood. The process of getting the work ready had been relatively easy and drama-free, and prompted me to think about my first novel, Mira Falling, which h...

April 7, 2015

 

 

 

Over the past few months, my friend and colleague in writing, Eileen Goodall, and I have been busy running the Field of Words website and short story competition. Momentum is building and we are receiving more and more entries every day, which is...

March 22, 2015

 

Humans are narcissistic creatures, don’t you think?

 

We love to hear about ourselves: about our exploits, our loves and passions, our failures, our darkest fears and deepest desires. This holds true across history, cultures, generations and genders....

March 6, 2015

 

Entering writing competitions can be a great way of honing our writing skills. Often, they provide a focus for our writing, and there’s nothing like a deadline to motivate. Then there’s the boost of confidence that comes with winning, or even being...

February 8, 2015

 

“Whenever I’m asked what advice I have for young writers, I always say that the first thing is to read, and to read a lot. The second thing is to write. And the third thing, which I think is absolutely vital, is to tell stories and listen closely to...

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