A question I’m often asked is ‘how do you choose names for your characters?’ This is a great question and is one of my biggest writing challenges because I think names are so important. I’ll give you an example… I’m embarking on a new story and the laptop keys are rattling at great speed, the… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Social Media and Me in 2016
Q Are you on Facebook? A Do I look like the sort of person who wants everyone to know what I had for dinner, what I look like without make-up on and when I last pole-danced around a broom at the Christmas party? (yes, I really did that). Q Are you on twitter? A Yawn… Continue reading Social Media and Me in 2016
The Fact of the Matter – The Importance of Research
As a reader, for me a book is a walk in someone else’s shoes and a whole new world I wouldn’t otherwise experience. On this journey, I especially like to learn about places I’ve never visited, careers, police procedures, and, most of all, realistic human behaviour, and I need to trust the author to get… Continue reading The Fact of the Matter – The Importance of Research
A Peek Through the Window of a New Publishing House
Rebecca Collins and Adrian Hobart have combined their talents and experiences to set up Hobeck Books. Here's what they say about embarking on an exciting new adventure. When was Hobeck Books established and what inspired you to form your own publishing house? Hobeck was established at the end of 2019, but the idea had been with… Continue reading A Peek Through the Window of a New Publishing House
Have you heard of Jericho Writers?
I recently discovered this rich source of materials for would-be and published writers and now have a year’s membership. I first encountered Harry Bingham on the internet where he offered free advice on YouTube to writers. Being new to writing I was keen to learn the craft and consumed any information available to me. When… Continue reading Have you heard of Jericho Writers?