My Writing Life: An Update

This week I've just got an overall update for you all as I am currently away on holiday with the family (including 5 children under 5 years old!) so I don't have the greatest amount of time to write! So, onto the update. The headline is that I have started up a YouTube channel! I... Continue Reading →

My Writing Life: Character Plotting in Three Easy Steps

This Friday I will be discussing characters; how I create, design and plot them. I will be using my experience in doing this for my novel The Revelation Academy to describe how I did this particular part of planning. I have also included a couple of recommended resources at the end of this post. Character... Continue Reading →

An Interview with Helen Grant

A couple weeks ago I reviewed Ghost by Helen Grant, a thriller novel with a gothic twist. You can read my review here. Today I have the honour of hosting a Q&A with Helen, I asked the questions from a reader and writers point of view, so hopefully they will be of an interest to you.  ... Continue Reading →

Finding Motivation to Write

Hello everyone! Today I would like to talk about finding motivation to write, how difficult or easy it can be day to day. On a good day I might be able to write a fair bit, maybe even a couple thousand words on a weekend. It can be anything that motivates me; a dream, a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: What If? by Abbey MacMunn

Hello everyone! Today I am reviewing an ARC copy of What If? by Abbey MacMunn, a collection of short stories each focusing on a different mythological creature; vampires, mermaids and ghosts included. What If? is the first collection of short stories in a series and is due to be published on 3rd April 2018. Important... Continue Reading →

I Joined Tumblr!

Just a quick post this evening. Simply to announce that I have joined Tumblr. I have seen so many bloggers and authors talking about their Tumblr blogs so I thought I would take  a look myself. My username is simply parchmentandquillchronicle so you can come find me if you like. Send me your usernames so... Continue Reading →

My Writing Playlist

I often come across a debate over whether listening to music while writing is a benefit or if it hinders the creativity. Of course this is down to the writer and there is no right or wrong answer. But personally I find listening to music helps me write, it unlocks the door to my creativity... Continue Reading →

New Years Resolutions

Hello everyone and a Happy New Year! I hope you all had brilliant holidays whatever you celebrate! So the time has come for my new years resolutions just as it has for everyone else. I have both personal and writing resolutioms and here they are. Personal Get healthy and fit. Start saving money for the... Continue Reading →

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