Why we need more Sci Fi in YA

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At roughly the 5 to 6-year mark, I saw Star Wars: Episode IV for the first time. It changed my perception of reality and how greater things awaited me beyond Peter and Jane,… Continue reading

Tips for a Fabulous Festival of Writing

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For those who may not know the Nomad Novelists met at the Festival of Writing (FOW) over the past two years!  Myself and Crime Thriller Girl have been to both years, and are… Continue reading

Olympic Inspiration

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With the Olympics in full swing it’s impossible to miss the constant stream of tweets, Facebook posts and news items about Team GB. Writers get inspired by the smallest thing; a smell, the sky… Continue reading

Character Stability – Let’s Rock the Boat

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So, you have a great character and a great story. Everyone will want to read it but, if you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time questioning your own work and… Continue reading

Mordor Tours Anyone?

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In the Spotlight … Space Captain Smith Author, Toby Frost

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To our blog this week, I’m delighted to welcome Toby Frost, the comic mastermind behind the fabulous Space Captain Smith series.  So Toby, how did you first get the idea for the Space… Continue reading

Please, Don’t Tell It – Show Me.

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When describing a moment where the person of interest (the one whose POV is the focus of the chapter) is doing or feeling something, it’s easy to fall into the trap of being… Continue reading

Getting Back In The Habit

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Sometimes, life gets in the way, and no matter how good your intentions are, you find that you’re just not writing anymore. Maybe you haven’t stopped completely, but you’ve broken the habit. And… Continue reading

The Credible Hulk

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The Dangers of thinking about Publishing too soon

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I watched the last episode of season five of Supernatural last night. (Again!) A character called Chuck, who is a prophet and writes what he sees, that being the adventures of Dean and… Continue reading