Writing Contests to Enter for 2020


Sometimes a little competition is what you need to get back in the writing game. What better way to do that than to enter writing contests and see how well you’ll do? As writers, we’re often plagued with a whole lot of self-doubt which can have a negative effect on our mental health and our … Continue reading Writing Contests to Enter for 2020

Uploading your Self-Published Paperback to Lulu


LULU has been publishing books since 2002 with over 2 million titles published. Lulu has developed into an outstanding company with many advantages over both Createspace and Kindle which in recent years caused to many hassles for me personally to want to use them any longer. One of my favourite parts of Lulu is the … Continue reading Uploading your Self-Published Paperback to Lulu

Don’t Panic. You can use Contractions in Creative Writing.


Contractions in fictional dialogue....Where the heck has it gone?  I read ebooks and cringe at the long-winded speech patterns. It's horrible. I do wish writers used them more.  Ok so if you're writing formal text you don't need to use contractions...In fiction it's another matter, especially in speech.  You may not learn to use them … Continue reading Don’t Panic. You can use Contractions in Creative Writing.