BRINGING A CHARACTER ALIVE … the inside story

Authors are funny animals. We inhabit storybook worlds; and sometimes reside in our characters’ heads. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of your fictional characters beginning to live. I’m taking part in A Character Blog Hop – and would love to tell you about my character, Adversity McAlpine. She’s someone you won’t know yet, but one day, you will.…

A writing retreat is as good as a holiday!

It’s what many writers’ dream about – a quiet, comfortable, inspiring place to write. You might already have that in your usual writing ‘bolt-hole’ at home, and let’s face it, anywhere is a good place to write – it’s the lack of willpower (and interruptions from family needs, a paid job or other various non-essential…