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

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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

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