Why Publishers aren’t picking up your manuscript

You’ve sent your manuscript to the biggest publishers you could think of. You’re brimming with excitement as you wait the three-or-so weeks for their reply. It finally comes, you’re not smiling, you feel like a failed writer, like your book doesn’t have value, and you’re probably wondering why? What particularly did you do wrong? You…

The Writers Voice: The author of ‘Delicately’ Speaks up

Find out what this prose-poetry author has to say about her book and her writing experience.

“I realized I wanted to be a writer when I was still in primary school. I started writing short stories when I was ten years old.”

Book Lab: To New York’s Attorney Chapter one

Lawrence Harrington was dead and Manhattan knew this. Newspapers would have the headlines by morning; reporters and writers and photographers were at the scene barking questions at anyone behind the police tapes, each eager to cover the story as it unfolded. Pedestrians with busy fingers tweeted and posted. Rumors surged like wildfires. To New York’s…

E-Book Review: Hades

As a reader, three elements drew me into this Greek Mythology novel. The first would be the cover, the second being the amount of readers engaging in the book-I mean this is a book with 39.7k readers sticking up to date with the serially updated e-book- and the third element that had me hooked would…

Why you need to reinvent ‘the wheel’ to be a writer

Remember back in 2016 when you read that fantasy novel about the princess and the dragon? Or that romance novel where the lady falls in love with her brothers best friend? You do? Great, it’s been three years and you want to write a book similar to that but you’re worried about plagiarising, you’re worried…

Exclusive: The secrets they never tell you about writing!

We’re used to talking about writing, how to write, how to become a successful writer… and such. But what about the secrets they don’t tell you? The dark aspects of writing that could send you shuddering in the corner? I’m here to dish it all. Let’s start with the cost of just writing a book….

3 Self-care rituals to get you writing

Between work, picking up the kids, walking the dog, when was the last time you penned down an update to that book you’re writing? When was the last time you concentrated and flowed with your characters, or wrote something that you can agree made sense to you? 97% of writers hardly finish their novel or…

Writing Resources: Part two

Social media, our daily pill. We wake up to it, we fall asleep to it. But how can it help in writing exactly? Easy, the community. It’s easy to slip into isolation when writing, but with these few social media apps, and tips on how to use them, you’ll become a social writer in no…

Writing Resources

Let’s talk resources to get you writing!

I’m going to be dishing out juicy sites and apps to kick-start your writing career!

AnyBooks

How I read The Fault in our stars novel for free! Okay so I get the fact that that book was published ages ago and I still hadn’t read it even if there was a movie adaptation out at the time. I swore to myself that I wouldn’t watch the movie before reading the book,…