Category Archives: On Writing

Linda’s Writerly Tidbits – November 2013

Ok, so this newsletter was due to go out in September originally, then it was October and finally it’s the end of November and I’m finally hitting send. It’s been a busy year for me, not least because of the major redevelopments I’ve been doing over at The Hysterectomy Association – brand new site, new layout, server moves, clearing out redundant content, tags and categories and a brand new education centre too. Phew! It’s no wonder things got a little behind. Continue reading

Linda’s Writerly Tidbit’s August 2013

It’s been a while since I did a Writerly Tidbit’s newsletter, in fact the last one was in May …! The reason has been trying to finish off two books at the same time as doing the day job and sorting out the Hysterectomy Association. But, the books are now both finished and published and I’m slowly catching up with both the social networking and my blogging too. Continue reading

Competitions Update – August 2013

It’s been a while since I last did a competitions update, in fact May was the last one I created and I apologise to those of you who have found it useful and helpful. With the two books I was working on now completed though I’ll be getting back into my usual routine of blogging and social networking in the coming week or so. To get myself started I’ve created this months post and below you’ll find all the latest updates you need to find the perfect writing competition to showcase your talent. Continue reading

Revealed: the cover of a brand new book

Well it’s been an exciting and interesting few months to say the least. I’ve learnt a lot about processes, planning and project development, as well as more about the experiences that women have when they have a hysterectomy and finally, the ‘In My Own Words: Women’s Experience of Hysterectomy‘ project is drawing to its close. Continue reading

UK and International Writing Competitions Update – May 2013

There are loads of competitions ending in April and I’ve found another load that are mostly ending in May, with one or two exceptions. You can find a complete list of all competitions I’ve found to download on the UK and International Writing Competitions overview page. Continue reading

Linda’s Writerly Tidbits for May

According to the BBC self publishing is a wonderful phenomenon. Now we all know this already but it’s great that Aunty has finally caught up. “Total revenues of £3.34 billion were the highest ever recorded. Digital sales (ebooks and audiobooks) were up 66% to £411 million, while sales of physical books fell less than expected – by 1% to £2.9 billion.” Continue reading

How to write like JK Rowling

There are many reasons why JK Rowling’s series about Harry Potter, the boy wizard worked its magic in such a universal way. Much has been written about how the story and plot appealed to both adult and child because of the core archetypal themes that were presented. However, I’d like to suggest that there may be an even simpler reason as to why the books were so popular; they appealed to all the senses. Continue reading

Be An Author: what would it be like if you write your book? And Giveaway

Be An Author is not a ‘how to’ book – it’s a ‘what would it be like if …’ book. In its pages you may just find what you need to inspire and motivate you to fulfil your potential as an author. If you’d like to be in with a chance of grabbing a copy for yourself, all you need do is leave a comment at the end of this post. Continue reading