Writing a novel

guest post by Amber ( @LFauthor)

So I’m writing this novel. It’s going great, until the doubt monster starts eating at me. I carry on, well, what else can you do?

Then comes the research bit. Oh, I’m good at that. Love it…normally!

I find the information, I send emails to check facts…

And … nothing! Well, almost nothing!

One guy obviously didn’t read the mail properly, another gave me the wrong information, another still referred me back to their website, even though I had mentioned the fact that I had gone through all the various pages and asked very specific questions which I couldn’t find the answer to.

Many others simply couldn’t be bothered to respond.

So, am I too demanding? I know. We are all very busy!

I didn’t ask the earth, just a couple of questions that mostly warranted a yes or no.

What about you?

I’m conscious that I am writing a novel, so does it have to be completely accurate. How much do you bend facts?

Thank you so much to everybody on Twitter for patiently answering my questions.

An extra special thank you to Elle, aka @enxs  She is a wonderful author and has given me much encouragement. Gratitude for letting me write this guest post, my first ever. Thanks also to @PA4Elle, for facilitating this contact.


Interview: Kris Tualla (via Frankie’s Soapbox)

Kris Tualla’s first book, A Primer for Beginning Authors came out in April of this year, and her first novel, A Woman of Choice was released earlier this month.  A retired high school teacher, Tualla is pursuing her dream of becoming a multi-published author of historical fiction. She started in 2006 with nothing but a nugget of a character in mind and absolutely no idea where to go from there. She has created a dynasty – The Hansen Series – with … Read More

via Frankie’s Soapbox

Feeding the Muse (via All About the Words)

Feeding the Muse The first week after the baby, I was in minimum mode. I fed the baby, put the baby to sleep, and put myself to sleep. I let my mom be in charge of feeding me (okay, not literally spooning things into my mouth; just fixing the food). And when I fed the baby, I just focused on him.  The second week, I began to itch. It’s an itch that other readers and writers probably know well. It happens when you’re feeling dried out from a reading and writing dr … Read More

via All About the Words

Rules? What rules?

People often ask about this.

Truth is, I have none.

I’m not disciplined in that respect.

I let my mind wander, sometimes self-combust with this explosion of words.

Mostly, it comes straight from the heart.

I don’t think about it, I just write.

I’m very instinctive and mostly I write because it keeps me sane, I hope !

So, I guess, all I can say is it comes naturally, inspiration often striking me at inopportune times.

❧❧❧ so what about you ?







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