Monthly Archives: October 2020

How To Plan a Novel

Look at that title! As though I’m an expert or something. Of course, I am not. But this question was raised on Twitter this week and the answers were interesting, so I thought I’d bring it to the blog (the … Continue reading

Posted in Novels | 6 Comments


Look at that title. Yet more abbreviations! It’s like I’m writing in code these days. OK, if you haven’t worked it out, it stands for ‘Rest in Peace, Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special’, for it has just been announced that the … Continue reading

Posted in Magazines, Short Stories, Woman's Weekly | 7 Comments

Getting My NWS Report

NWS Report Today I got an email to say my report was ready from the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme. (Has anyone else had theirs? How was it for you?) Eek. My stomach gave a lurch. It honestly felt like getting … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Competitions, Novels | 11 Comments

Going Up? Elevator Pitches and More Opportunities

LWB Page 100 Competition If you’re super-quick (because this ends on Sunday 4th October), there’s still time to enter the LWB (Louise Walters Books) ‘Page 100’ competition, (£6 entry fee) which asks you to submit page 100 – and only … Continue reading

Posted in Television | 6 Comments