• Avoid this location issue in your novel

    Avoid this location issue in your novel In my last post, I talked about how easy it is to research distant locations online. This leads me to a problem I’ve sometimes seen when writers include more than one location in their novel. It happens when you write about places you know very well alongside locations you […]

  • Researching your novel’s locations online

    Researching your novel’s locations online This blog covers researching your novel’s distant locations online with tools like Google Earth, Street View, Estate Agents, travel and genealogical sites. The chances are you already use some of these resources for location research, but if you don’t you’re missing out. So, let’s imagine you live in the US, but […]

  • Why writers benefit from a 365 photo project

    Why writers benefit from a 365 photo project Many years ago, I embarked on my first 365 photography project. At the time, I didn’t have my Nikon, just a digital camera with a less impressive megapixel count. I’d seen 365 projects on LiveJournal. So, I decided to do my own. I have since completed three […]

  • Social media blockers

    Social Media Blockers Provide a Quiet Room Spending too much time on Twitter or other social media? Checking the #writingcommunity and #amwriting threads there far too often? Come on, be honest! This is pretty much the modern equivalent of tidying your desk or playing with your pencils. If you really want to maximise your writing […]