SMASHING STORY STARTS

FAIRYTALES WITH BITE

Smashing Story Starts shares what I look for at the start of a story.  This includes intriguing opening lines to what I like to know by the end of the first paragraph.  I must admit I like to hit the ground running with my stories and get directly into the characters’ heads.  I like to flesh out more details later in the story.

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

My Top 5 Reading Tips is a follow-on from yesterday’s post when I shared my top 5 writing tips.  I look at reading here from a writer’s viewpoint and discuss, amongst other things, the need to read widely and well.

CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY

Great to see good Facebook feedback on my article with Richard Hardie on his YA publication news.  Many thanks, all.

FACEBOOK PAGE

I discuss Christmas literature – the Nativity, the carols, the films, the spoofs…!

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And there was I thinking my milkman had a big round...!  Image via Pixabay

And there was I thinking my milkman had a big round…! Image via Pixabay