Autumn… the season of comfort food, reading by the fire (whilst rain pours outside), apple bobbing (and other spooky activities). If you’re stuck on which cosy read to pick up this season, settle down, whilst I help you find the perfect read for a cosy fall day.
The first step of writing a novel is always the rough draft.
This is why it’s so important to have a clear process to ensure you can get through the uncertain beginning, difficult middle and grand finale.
In this post, I break down the process for a rough draft into simple steps.
So- you want to write a book, but you don’t know quite where to start?
Or, perhaps you have a concept, but you want to flesh it out a little before you write your first draft? Having an outline before you start drafting is one of the best ways to ensure you don’t end up giving up partway through.
My recent post, How to Stay Inspired to Write, highlighted the best ways to keep up the momentum when working on your WIP, so for this one I wanted to talk about how you can write quicker to increase your word count.
Hashtags are a part of the holy grail of defeating the algorithm on Instagram. But, it can feel incredibly complicated to work out which, and how many hashtags to post for optimum engagement with your photos.
So, what are hashtags, and how do we use them effectively?
I’ve been on Bookstagram for over a year now and there are so many amazing (and not so great) parts to the community.
Despite the constant enemy on social media- the algorithm- Bookstagram is such a lovely, engaging place in so many ways:
Maybe at the start of your WIP, the words just seemed to flow from your fingers like magic, scenes fit together easily and your characters did exactly what you wanted them to. But you’ve reached the middle (or even just a few pages in) and your writing is grinding to a halt.
So, how to combat this?
It’s coming up to November, and for writers, that only means one thing- NaNoWriMo! But how does it work? And more importantly, how do you win (and smash those writing goals!)?
Right now, a lot of us are pledging to consciously build in more reads from black authors, as well as books covering all genders, races, religions, disabilities, etc. (which is great!). But, how do we keep up the momentum… forever? (because this is not and can’t just be a trend that comes and goes).