Friday, 29 June 2012

#WriCha & the badge reveal!


So, the deadline for #WriCha entries is tomorrow and I know that I, myself, am starting to feel the pressure of making my story good enough by tomorrow.

I've had two finished products sent to me already, and I can tell you that they are quality. It's very interesting to see what other writers do with simple prompts. There are twists that I never would have thought of!

I'm not going to bore you with a long post about #WriCha, instead I am going to reveal the #WriCha badge

Monday, 25 June 2012

Guest Post: Leading Ladies (Jane Isaac)

Today's guest post is by Jane Isaac, a writer whose debut novel An Unfamiliar Murder is receiving rave reviews from readers. If you love crime thrillers, or want to try the genre then her novel is a must-read! You can find it on Amazon US & UK in both paperback and kindle formats.

Okay, I'm handing you over to Jane!

I’d like to say a big thank you to Zoe for inviting me to post on her wonderful

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Query advice: #askagent


Today, instead of posting writing tips I'm going to provide a list of 13 tips on querying. Before you question my knowledge on this subject I'm going to assure you that this advice comes from professionals. More specifically, literary agents. 

Yes, some of you may have been online during the latest round of the #askagent Twitter hashtag. This advice is compiled from things I managed to pick up during that Q&A spree. I didn't note down every answer to every question, but here are some things to quench your thirst for knowledge. 

Thursday, 21 June 2012

6 Twitter habits to avoid

So last week I posted about the 6 Twitter Habits To Adopt, and before that I had posted Why you’re losing followers – and how to stop it happening. Today, I am posting the 6 Twitter Habits to Avoid.
There are some particularly annoying things that tweeps do, and you should be careful not to become one of those people. Below are these annoying things:

Monday, 18 June 2012

Guest Post: A Novel is born (Carlyle Labuschagne)

Carlyle Labuschagne is a talented writer from South Africa whose debut novel is being released this year. Like any writer, Carlyle has had her setbacks. This is her story.

I am now going to hand you over to the beautiful Carlyle. I hope you enjoy her post! :-)

Thank you to the gracious Zoe for a chance to tell my story, for a chance to inspire someone.

A Novel is born.

My journey has begun with THE BROKEN DESTINY and it is a journey I wish every writer out there to succeed in. To go for it – to make your dream happen. YES YOU CAN :)

At the end of 2009 it was my time, the right time; my entire life just came together in one single moment, in

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Creating the perfect character

Creating the perfect character seems impossible doesn’t it? After all, nobody’s perfect. But you aren’t looking for the perfect person - you’re looking to invent someone that fulfils their purpose (achieve the end goal of the novel.) If they can do that, then they are already half way to perfect.

Hang on, half way?

Yep! The other half of the journey to creating the perfect character is making them memorable - or at least

Thursday, 14 June 2012

6 Twitter habits to adopt

There are certain things you can do on Twitter to optimise your experience and the experience of your (potential) clients and followers. You want to cut the fluff and get down to business. These habits are ones you should be welcoming, not trying to break.


    Whether it’s HootSuite or WhoUnfollowedMe, you need to

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Interview: Saffina Desforges

Saffina is a published Author, H&S Manager and co-founder of the publishing company MWiDP. She is also the first Author I have interviewed that lives in my town! Important links to Saffina can be found at the bottom of the post. If you like crime novels