If there's one thing I've learned since throwing myself into the world of writing, it's that everyone has something to say about writing. It's swarmed with so much information and opinion, that it's easy to lose yourself among it, and sometimes, all we need, is someone coming from the same place, telling us what we… Continue reading My Dos & Don’ts of Being a Writer
By hook, or by crook, you need to sell the hell out of your book. Hey, that rhymes! I’m a poet and I didn’t know it! Okay, okay, shutting up ... One way, one great way, to push your books is the cover. It's one of the first things that draws potential readers in, and… Continue reading The Hook of a Book
Sometimes, all the time, this is a hard thing to do. Especially when you’re starting a new adventure. If you’re thinking about writing a book, writing full time, or even trying something new, then believing in yourself is key. When putting your work in the public domain, you’re opening yourself up to opinion. If you… Continue reading Believing in Yourself
Katie-bree Reeves is a freelance editor from Fair Crack of the Whip, proofreading and editing services, operating from her base in Ballarat, Australia. With qualifications in professional proofreading and editing from the College of Journalism, she has worked with many writers over the years by both beta reading and professionally editing their manuscripts. A self-confessed… Continue reading Interview with an Editor
The writing process differs for everyone, and this is the great thing about writing. You write in a way that suits you, allowing you to become more productive in your day to day. So, rule number one with the writing process? Follow your own path. Rule number two? Don't compare yourself to others and feel… Continue reading My Writing Process
'So, what is character profiling?' I hear some of you cry. Well, in essence, character profiling is all about profiling your characters. Yeah, I know, that's a given, right? But what does character profiling have to do with writing a book? Let me explain ... For me, character profiling is all about getting to know… Continue reading Profiling your Characters
After the welcome post, the first article I wanted to write about was one of the most important parts of the writing process: The Why & The What. First of all, let me hit you with the why, and ask you to ask yourself a question … Why do you write? It’s a simple question,… Continue reading The Why & The What
This is the first post, the one that breaks the ground of my new blog, and a place where I can share my own writing experiences to help other writers on their journey. A lot of information I plan to share will be specific to the choices I've made along the way, so it won't necessarily suit… Continue reading Welcome to The Magpie Scribes!