Review of Ghostbird by Carol Lovekin #Bookreview @carollovekin @honno

As I enjoyed Ghostbird so much, and a paperback was sent to me from the author as part of the Writers For Grenfell fundraiser earlier this year, I thought I’d review it on my blog. Publisher Honno Welsh Women’s Press (17 Mar. 2016) Blurb Someone needs to be forgiven. Someone needs to forgive. ‘Charming, quirky, magical’ Joanne Harris … More Review of Ghostbird by Carol Lovekin #Bookreview @carollovekin @honno

How to get a novel written despite chronic illness via @bookish_yogi #writingtips

Author Rachel Burton shares her tips on how best to manage your writing practice for those with a long-term health condition. They were gleaned from the process of writing her debut novel, The Many Colours of Us, published in April 2017 by HQ. However, most of them sound to me like excellent suggestions for anyone who … More How to get a novel written despite chronic illness via @bookish_yogi #writingtips

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

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

Guest Post: Carol Cooper on the challenges posed by her debut novel @DrCarolCooper

The third in my Author Takeover Summer series of guest posts and interviews is Carol Cooper, or perhaps I should say Dr Cooper given she is a GP in her other life. Ms Cooper discusses the difficulties and challenges of writing and publishing her first novel, One Night at the Jacaranda. (Hampstead Fever, her second novel, was published in 2016.) … More Guest Post: Carol Cooper on the challenges posed by her debut novel @DrCarolCooper