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Along The Write Lines · 3M ago

Authors & Books - Being Krystyna

Most authors will tell you that the fictional world of their books comes from a real world inspiration. - a news item, an overheard conversation, or perhaps a personal experience that sparks...
Along The Write Lines · 4M ago

This Old Thing - why writers shouldn't hide their light

I'm fortunate to know many writers, each at different stages of their craft, and I've yet to find one who really celebrates their talent. True, there is the social media 'woot' when a chapte...
Along The Write Lines · 4M ago

To write or not to write?

The hidden ingredient in every piece of writing.Ask most writers, whether they are starting out, seasoned, or overcooked, and they all tell you the same thing - they write because it's a com...
Along The Write Lines · 4M ago

Give Your Freelancing a Reboot

Are you worn down by the well-travelled path?How many times have you found yourself following a familiar working pattern, even though it no longer delivers the same level of positive results...
Along The Write Lines · 4M ago

A slice of homily pie

You write...WHAT?There is a school of thought that business blogs equate to online marketing, and that all information should be carefully managed to 'champion the brand'. If your eyes are r...
Along The Write Lines · 5M ago

When Words Collide

No sense sitting on the offence.As I progress with my fifth thriller and tie myself in knots with middle class angst about some my working class characters' attitudes, I'm quite attuned to o...
Along The Write Lines · 5M ago

Music for Writing

I can hear music. Not just a brilliant track by The Beach Boys (and also nicely covered by The Ronettes), but also a statement of fact. Why? Because generally I write fiction to a musical ba...
Along The Write Lines · 6M ago

Do writers need boundaries?

Vive la difference!I'm at a really interesting point in the novel I'm writing. And I know that because it's making me uncomfortable. It's not violence or sex or swearing; no, it's more subtl...
Along The Write Lines · 7M ago

STANDPOINT is FREE

Where it all began.First, a public announcement. STANDPOINT is a FREE download from May 14th to May 18th. Please share / download / review and do all the other groovy things that make an aut...
Along The Write Lines · 7M ago

Is Social Media the Writer's Friend?

Recently, The Guardian carried a piece about author Joanna Trollope's criticism of fellow author JK Rowling. Specifically, JT thinks JKR spends far too much time being far too vocal on socia...