Ethical Dilemmas in Novel Writing via @Laura_E_James @ChocLituk #writing

Have you ever been uncertain about whether you should include something in a novel or story that might adversely affect readers (e.g. sex abuse, drug-taking or self-harm) – or how to tackle a particularly sensitive topic? I certainly have when dealing with both sex and terrorism, wondering whether I should exclude certain details that although authentic may be disturbing for some. As a reader, have … More Ethical Dilemmas in Novel Writing via @Laura_E_James @ChocLituk #writing

Writing and Living: How I Do It #guestpost #amwriting #writerslife

This week my guest is author Louise Walters, who shares how she finds time to write, edit and publish while looking after her 5(!!) children. Hats off to Louise. I am impressed, and vow to stop watching any more addictive TV crime dramas or twisty thrillers. Soon.  Given this is a subject close to my heart, I … More Writing and Living: How I Do It #guestpost #amwriting #writerslife

Guest Post: Read what you want to read without pride or prejudice @SueF_Writer #Romance

Back from France, briefly, before heading off to Canada for a ‘proper’ holiday. Though it wasn’t always easy, I managed to survive a whole week alone in a big old house in France that my husband spent a decade making liveable. (More on that to come on the blog later.) In the meantime, here’s the … More Guest Post: Read what you want to read without pride or prejudice @SueF_Writer #Romance

Guest Post: Linda MacDonald on Writing Bullies, Stalkers, Narcissists and Manic Depressives via @LindaMac1

The latest author to take over my blog is Linda MacDonald, who tackles questions on the psychological themes that appear in her novels. All your novels have themes related to psychology running through them. Could you tell us a little bit about them? My early education was spent at a boys’ prep school. At the age … More Guest Post: Linda MacDonald on Writing Bullies, Stalkers, Narcissists and Manic Depressives via @LindaMac1

Women’s Fiction, or what? The Eternal Genre Conundrum @ThorneMoore

  This week I welcome another veteran author to my blog, Thorne Moore (in terms of number of books published and not years, I hasten to add – they include a book of self-published short stories and now a fourth novel, published by Endeavour). Ms Moore has written about the head-scratching process of deciding on a genre for one’s … More Women’s Fiction, or what? The Eternal Genre Conundrum @ThorneMoore

Summer Author Takeover AJ Waines: Making psychological thrillers a bit different @AJWaines

A special guest post for this week’s Summer Author Takeover by the bestselling author of six mystery-laden psychological thrillers, AJ Waines! Over to Ms Waines, who reveals her love of hidden things… As a former psychotherapist, it was a natural progression for me when I first had a go at writing fiction to choose psychological thrillers as … More Summer Author Takeover AJ Waines: Making psychological thrillers a bit different @AJWaines

#GuestPost: @Moria_Forsyth on the ethics of using real life in #writing

A Present for the Writer Writers are always being given presents. Not the diamond bracelet/Hermes handbag/two dozen red roses kind of present; not even the warm pyjamas/pruning shears/hardback book kind. People are always trying to give writers stories. ‘This would make a great book!’ Sometimes they add, ‘It’s amazing – I’m going to write it … More #GuestPost: @Moria_Forsyth on the ethics of using real life in #writing