7 Things NOT To Worry About During Your First Draft – Writer’s Edit

Let’s start off with a fact: most (if not all) first drafts are terrible. Even Ernest Hemingway says so. There’s not really any avoiding this, not even for the most talented or experienced writer. But when you think about it, the concept of a less-than-stellar first draft is actually quite liberating. It means you’re freeContinue reading “7 Things NOT To Worry About During Your First Draft – Writer’s Edit”

7 Useful Tips For Establishing A Writing Routine – Writer’s Edit

There are certain things all writers need: inspiration, creativity, dedication, some measure of talent. But there’s one thing that’s perhaps more important than all these elements combined – one thing that’s guaranteed to help you become a productive, prolific writer. And that thing is a writing routine. Every writer who wants to achieve their goalsContinue reading “7 Useful Tips For Establishing A Writing Routine – Writer’s Edit”

Impostor Syndrome: What Is It And How Can Writers Overcome It? – Writer’s Edit

Have the words ‘I’m not a real writer’ ever crossed your mind? Have you ever felt that your writing skills are inadequate, despite evidence to the contrary? Have you ever achieved success with your writing, only to think, ‘How did I get here/I don’t know what I’m doing/I don’t deserve this’? If any of theContinue reading “Impostor Syndrome: What Is It And How Can Writers Overcome It? – Writer’s Edit”

Now Available for Pre-order: Prison Made of Mirrors

Aithne is a warrior kidnapped from her homeland during a Viking invasion and forced to marry her captor. Shortly before the raid that claims his life, she becomes pregnant with a child whom she believes cursed. Spurred by the dark sorcery she learns from relics her late husband’s mother left behind—including a magic mirror—Aithne descendsContinue reading “Now Available for Pre-order: Prison Made of Mirrors”

5 Things Writers Can Learn From Reading Fairy Tales – Writer’s Edit

The simple structure, clear elements, and unadorned style of fairy tales are something all writers can learn from. After all, fairy tales have passed the test of time. They engage readers (or listeners) exactly because their simplicity makes for dynamic (and dramatic!) stories. Regardless of what genre you write, here are the top five thingsContinue reading “5 Things Writers Can Learn From Reading Fairy Tales – Writer’s Edit”

7 Key Elements To Include In Your First Chapter – Writer’s Edit

The importance of your novel’s first chapter cannot be underestimated. It’s the chapter that introduces your book to the world – the chapter that needs to draw in agents and publishers and readers alike. (No pressure or anything!) Unfortunately, there’s no predetermined formula for a perfect first chapter. Every story is different, and so isContinue reading “7 Key Elements To Include In Your First Chapter – Writer’s Edit”

9 Simple Ways To Sharpen Your Manuscript – Writer’s Edit

When you’ve finally finished your manuscript after thousands of hours of work, the last thing you want to hear is that there’s more work to be done. But unfortunately, that’s the simple truth of the matter. Finalising your draft is an enormous achievement, but now’s not the time to rest on your laurels! There’s still aContinue reading “9 Simple Ways To Sharpen Your Manuscript – Writer’s Edit”

Obligatory New Year Post ;)

I’ve been crap at updates recently, but there’s good reason for it, I PROMISE. In this post you’ll find a quick rundown of those reasons (i.e. everything that’s releasing/I’m working on in 2017, subject to change). January This erotic horror series officially debuts this month, but you can get started with a couple of teasers,Continue reading “Obligatory New Year Post ;)”

7 Common Mistakes To Avoid In Your First Chapter – Writer’s Edit

Recently, we delved into what makes a great opener for a novel, covering the key elements to include in your first chapter. But just as there are important elements you should aim to include, there are also elements you should strive to avoid. As we discussed previously, your first chapter has the power to make or break yourContinue reading “7 Common Mistakes To Avoid In Your First Chapter – Writer’s Edit”

9 Simple Activities To Inspire Your Writing – Writer’s Edit

As a writer, it’s easy to feel like you’ve completely exhausted all your ideas when you need to be creative all the time. The good news is, you can never run out of creativity! As John Steinbeck once said, “Ideas are like rabbits, you get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon youContinue reading “9 Simple Activities To Inspire Your Writing – Writer’s Edit”