Tag: a-z challenge 2019

D is for Developing Details (download my free character chart!) #AtoZChallenge

D is for Developing Details (download my free character chart!) #AtoZChallenge

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. For the letter D, I’m going to discuss how I develop my characters. Discovery The first thing I do when developing characters is try to get to know them better through some automatic writing. I will typically grab a piece of paper and write freehand in my character’s voice. I don’t worry about spelling and grammar and I don’t filter myself. I just get out the words as quickly as I can. Sometimes, I will write interview […]


C is for Connecting with the Community & Cheating on Challenging Chapters #AtoZChallenge #IWSG

C is for Connecting with the Community & Cheating on Challenging Chapters #AtoZChallenge #IWSG

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. The letter C also happens to coincide with the Insecure Writer’s Support Group posting day (1st Wednesday of every month), so I’ve combined the two events into one post. I’m pretty proud of that alliterative title! Connecting with the Community In my post about the benefits of blogging yesterday, I mentioned how blogging can be a fun way to network with members of the writing community. I’ve made so many friends through the Insecure Writer’s Support Group […]


B is for Benefits of Blogging #AtoZChallenge

B is for Benefits of Blogging #AtoZChallenge

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. For the letter B, I’ve chosen to talk about the benefits of blogging for writers. Many authors find that blogging is not only a fun hobby but a useful tool for promoting their work. Seven Benefits of Blogging for Writers 1) It’s a fun way of networking Blogging is a great way to engage with potential readers and fellow writers through blog hops, weekly memes and discussions. I have made so many wonderful friends in the writing […]


A is for Awesome Authors #AtoZChallenge

A is for Awesome Authors #AtoZChallenge

It’s the first day of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge! Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. Today, I wanted to start by talking about the amazing authors that inspire me. Childhood favourites I’ve always loved reading, and as a child my favourite authors were Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson and J K Rowling. I wrote about them in a post about my favourite children’s authors a while ago. I also enjoyed Enid Blyton’s charming, old-fashioned tales, C S Lewis’ magical fantasy worlds and Dr.Seuss’ surreal rhymes. My favourite childhood authors taught […]


#AtoZChallenge 2019 Theme Reveal

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Theme Reveal

Once again, it’s time for the great and powerful Blogging from A-Z Challenge theme reveal! This will be the 7th time I’ve taken part in the challenge and it’s always been a valuable experience whether I’ve made it to the finish line or not. Last year, some of you may remember that I did an A-Z of Alice in Wonderland, analysing the various characters, themes, and symbols that appear in Carroll’s works. I really enjoyed exploring that topic, but it did take quite a lot of research to put together. This April will be very busy for me, as my […]