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#IWSG: 8th Blogiversary: How Many Years have You Blogged?


What goals have you set for the new year? What did you achieve in 2015? How do you plan to make 2016 better? When did you start blogging? How far have you come? Where would you like to reach? Are you part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) ? What would you like to see more of on Daily (w)rite ?

If you’ve just arrived, welcome! Stay on and have a cuppa– we’re a friendly bunch here. And you can be sure I’ll find ways to support you if you drop in a comment and become a friend.

How Much of Yourself Do You Put on the Page?


One of the questions I often get from those starting out on the fiction writing life is this: what if I piss off people with what I write? What if people recognise themselves in my characters?

Personally, I write what I don’t know a lot of the time, which keeps things interesting for me–so there’s little danger that some of my real-life friends, family, and acquaintances will recognize themselves in my writing.

#IWSG : How Do You Stay Nimble? #writing


What is your trick to stay nimble as a writer?

Do you write every day or only when the mood strikes you?

Any favorite time of the day? A specific place, a superstition?Are you part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) ?

To my friends, writers and non, tell me all about what keeps you going, nimble, alive. I want the all the dirt on your favorite rituals.

If you’ve just arrived, welcome! Stay on and have a cuppa– we’re a friendly bunch here. And you can be sure I’ll find ways to support you if you drop in a comment and become a friend!

How Important is Setting in #Fiction ? #writing #wepff


Have you read the book Perfume? Would you read it, based on the excerpt? Why, why not?

Based on the excerpt from my WIP, would you like to more about the character and how she fits into this setting? What did you like about the descriptions? What can be done better? How can the setting show off the character better?

As a reader, how important is setting to you when you read a piece of fiction?

Ever take Cues from Your Subconscious?


“I always imagine it like a whole load of plates spinning, and you’ve got the plan, the research and the plot, and you’ve got to kind of keep them spinning and constantly moving between one and the other.” What about you? What role does the subconscious play in your life, as a writer, reader, artist, gardener, mason, engineer, or whatever it is that you do? Do you ever take cues from your subconscious?