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rest

Why Do You Want to Rest?

The Book of Rest by James Reeves and Gabrielle Brown is the go-to-guide telling you how to find a moment of peace even in the busiest of days, and a path to a calmer, happier and more relaxed you. To celebrate its paperback release, we have an… Read More
insomnia

How insomnia brought me to the brink… and changed my life

To celebrate the release of Sleepless, the gripping new dystopian thriller, author Louise Mumford is here to talk about insomnia. How insomnia brought me to the brink… and changed my life People often laugh about the stupidest thing they’ve done when tired. “Oh, I put my keys in… Read More
NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is Over…Now What? With Karin Nordin

November has ended, and with it so has NaNoWriMo. If you’re trying to work out what to do next, don’t worry. Karin Nordin, author of Where Ravens Roost, is here to help. Read on to hear her reflections on November, NaNoWriMo, and advice on what to do… Read More
bad night's sleep

Bad night’s sleep? 10 tips to help you through the day

Had a bad night’s sleep? Can’t seem to break that insomnia pattern? Don’t worry! Louise Mumford, author of the gripping dystopian thriller Sleepless, is here with some top tips to help you through the next day…   1. Think like a Boy Scout and be prepared… …for… Read More
write

Why I Write Mysteries with Faith Martin

Writing often means experimenting. Authors like to challenge themselves by writing outside their comfort zone. Continuing in our NaNoWriMo series Faith Martin, author of the Ryder and Loveday series, is here talking about why she decided to turn to writing mysteries. Why I Write Mysteries Many people have asked me… Read More
Crime

Jenny O’Brien’s Crime Fiction 101

Are you trying to write crime this NaNoWriMo, but aren’t sure how to tackle the genre? Have no fear – Jenny O’Brien is here to help you out. Author of the Detective Gaby Darin series, O’Brien is the perfect person to give you a crash course in writing crime fiction… Read More
Police

Jane Bettany on Writing Police Procedurals

This NaNoWriMo, we’ve loved sharing author tips to help you with your writing. Any police procedural writers will be please to know it’s their turn! Jane Bettany, author of In Cold Blood, is on the blog today sharing her top six tips for writing police procedurals. Writing Police… Read More
The German Nurse

Finding Inspiration with M J Hollows

As we hit the half way point of November, we’re also half way through NaNoWriMo. Are you still looking for inspiration to drive your novel? Is there one scene you need help creating? M. J. Hollows, author of The German Nurse, tells us how he found… Read More
writing

Alex Shaw on Writing What You Know

We’re officially in November which means it’s NaNoWriMo time! How are you getting on so far? Have you got your ideas ready? Alex Shaw, author of the Aidan Snow and Jack Tate series, is on the blog discussing how he finds inspiration and giving his top tips on writing.  … Read More
characters

Creating Characters with Terry Lynn Thomas

Continuing with our NaNoWriMo series, we thought it was important to look at creating characters. After all, what is a book without a protagonist? Terry Lynn Thomas is here to talk about creating the characters for her new series. In book one, The Betrayal, she introduces her… Read More
Rom-Com

Top Tips for Rom-Com Writers with Belinda Missen

Belinda Missen, author of Accidentally in Love, is here to give her top tips for rom-com writers. If you ever wanted the insider knowledge on the genre, keep reading! There are never enough romantic comedies in the world. I’ve always advocated the idea that there’s plenty of room at the table… Read More

Ten Times Happier with Owen O’Kane – The Worry Tree

To celebrate the publication of Owen O’Kane’s down-to-earth guide to positivity, we’re sharing this powerful extract from Ten Times Happier entitled ‘The Worry Tree’.    There are vast amounts of research linking worry to mood alterations. Excessive worry makes us unhappy. When we worry less, we are happier. Read More