Category: books

How to win at NaNoWriMo

    What exactly is NaNoWriMo? During November many people have only one thing on their mind – winning NaNoWriMo and ending the month having written a novel. Becoming a fully fledged novelist. The name is short for National Novel Writing Month but it…

Bloody Scotland

Bloody Scotland 2018

You know when you just have those ‘argh’ times? You’re up to your eyeballs in ‘stuff’. Not work stuff, just ‘stuff’. Yup. That’s been me for the last couple of weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had work stuff too, but the ‘stuff’ stuff…

What to expect from a manuscript assessment

A good story opens doorways to new lives

  You’ve finished your book. Now you’re all ready for that final polish before publication. Or are you? Wooooah, slow down a minute! There are millions of books out there ready to read. Some will do really well, get loads of 5-star reviews and…