Time to take up writing perhaps?

I’ve always wanted to write a…

Since becoming an author this is a comment I often hear; lovely people desperate to tell me that they’ve always longed to be a writer. Well, guess what ?… now is the time folks.

But what shall I write?

The answers are endless. So perhaps it’s easier to ask yourself a few questions

  • Do I like telling stories?
  • Do I keep a diary?
  • How observant am I, of the world around me?
  • Do I ‘play’ with words?
  • Am I good at rhymes and alliteration ?
  • What sort of things do I enjoy reading?
  • Do I like reporting news and current events?
  • Does my imagination run completely wild at times?

Once you’ve worked out what interests you, as far as writing goes, then you can aim towards something. Writing reviews, journalling, short stories, flash fiction, poetry, that ‘book’, a screenplay…

But what shall I write about?

Again, ask yourself some questions.

  • What inspires me?
  • What makes me laugh?
  • What sort of programmes do I enjoy on TV?
  • What do I read?

Or

Pick a subject or a word and go for it… Like creating a meal from a few ingredients to see what you can come up with. Ready Steady Cook for writers.

There are plenty of websites and FaceBook groups that can help get you started, but here’s one I’m happy to recommend.

Morgen Bailey has edited a couple of my books, she’s so enthusiastic and helpful and especially inspiring to fledgling writers. Her website is full of great tips and support for all kinds of writing.

https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/

Morgen and Morgan at last year’s Beacon Lit Fest.

Happy writing everyone!

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