How to smash through writers’ block

As old as the written word itself, writers’ block – that fog of paralysing disquiet – has always troubled the great and the good. From Hemingway to Tolstoy to Woolf, they all came down with it at some point. That prolific producer of enormous books himself, Stephen King, once said that the “scariest moment is always…

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Guest post: 18 tips for writing a novel + review Seven Days One Summer

Kate Morris joined BritMums just months after we launched in 2008. She told us she was working on her next novel and we were impressed at how she kept at it, while raising a young family and posting regularly on her blog Writing and Moaning.  She’s just released her newest novel Seven Days One Summer. I…

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10 tips for writing your memoir

For many people blogging leads naturally to writing a memoir – it’s all about the Me (and we mean that in the best possible way). Sometimes putting your own life into a story is difficult. You have to showcase the drama and find the beginning, the middle, and the end even though your own life,…

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How to publish your blog to Kindle

Have you ever wondered how to publish your blog to Kindle? Nickie from Typecast has recently listed hers and shares some tips. Amazon have recently allowed blogs to be self-published on their Kindle store.  This facility allows you to upload your blog for sale to all Kindle users.  Once you have completed this process your…

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Is good writing enough?

I first thought about this in relation to blogging thanks to Jen. She had just been to BlogHer and seen Megan from Velveteen Mind on the panel:  Is being a good writer enough anymore? It should be, right? Taking someone on a ride with words can certainly get you in the door. It can start a conversation. An…

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