Fancy a bit of historical witchery? @nikkibroadwell #timetravel #witchcraft

A Witch in Time Saves Nine by Nikki Broadwell When Emeline Chase is transported into the past she hopes she can change history and save the unfortunate women who are being executed for practicing witchcraft. After all, Emeline herself is … Continue reading

Join a campaign to join together writers/bloggers/and generally nice people

There are so many of us out there.
Aspiring authors, bloggers (whether established or beginning), industry peeps,
even published authors, all of whom want to build their online platforms. We
write insightful posts and articles, actively blog within the blogosphere, take
part in challenges, competitions, and contests galore. We have the passion and
the drive to make it, but…we could all do with a bit of support. So I started
thinking. What if we link all these people together? What if we create a way to
meet people in a similar position, people who genuinely want to help build our
online platform while at the same time building theirs? People who want to pay
it forward in the spirit of writerly writerness and blogging beautificity (and
see it come back to them in turn). And so, my Writers’ Platform-Building
Campaign was born. 

What is the Campaign?

Well, to find out more and be taken to RACHAEL HARRIE’s (the host) blog for instructions on how to join click below:

Fourth Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign
And in spirit of this campaign, mention in the comment section below that you’re joining, follow my blog and I’ll add you to my Writer’s Directory (be sure to add your genre and blog/website link).

Dress to Impress? What kind of writer are you?

I often fall out of bed and straight onto my laptop. 
Then I begin to write, all tousled haired, sleep lines creasing my face, jim-jams and dressing gown rumbled with sleepy dust still clinging to my eye lashes.
A friend, fellow writer and publicist, is horrified. ‘Don’t you have standards?’ she asks, well, sorts of shouts really.
She is the really, really elegant type of woman who’d rather die than leave her house without makeup, neat hair and styled clothes. So to dress before she writes is essential for her:
‘You wouldn’t go to the office in your pyjamas, would you?’ she asks.
‘Well, no, but I’m not at the office. I’m at home.’
She almost interrupts. ‘Your writing is your work. If you dress like you’re going to work you’ll be more productive.’
She has a point. Her desk is tidy, pens in a pen-holder, dictionaries, thesauruses, factual books are all arranged in alphabetical order. Her computer is dust free, and if there is a coffee cup on her desk you can guarantee it has a drink in it. She always practises a minimum of 5,000 words a day and her notebook is always close by (no suddenly sprung ideas on the back of receipts for her!).
Now visualise my desk, or rather, dining room table. I have THREE cups (two from this morning, the second from lunch). Pens are scattered, and I prefer to use on-line dictionaries and thesauruses, so no books as such, but there are a few (un-writing) magazines. I also share my table with today’s post, a Darth Vader helmet that I promised to put the batteries in for my son but never got around to, and yesterday’s mail.
I sit here in my ‘jimmies’ and fresh from sleep (not necessary refreshed) and can happily type when all around me is chaos.
I am the sort of mother who will drop her children off at school in her dressing gown and slippers, while praying the car doesn’t break down.
My writing isn’t organised. I don’t write to a word count. Some days it’s nothing, other days I can write chapters.
My friend thinks I would get much more done if I treated my writing like a job.
What do you think?
Clutter or unclutter? Other words… slob or toff?