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Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 26

It’s day 26 – the last day – of my September blogging challenge. The letter is Z and the word is ZENITH In astronomy, the word ‘zenith’ relates to a point in the sky directly above a given position or observer. Colloquially, it is used to describe the highest point... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 25

It day 25 of my September blogging challenge. The letter is Y   and the word is YELLOW One of the interesting features of the alphabet challenge is the wealth of possible words, that might relate to an aspect of reading/writing, which begin with certain letters compared with the lack... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 24

It’s day 24 of my September blogging challenge. The letter is X and the word is X-RAY Yes, this was always going to be a tricky one! Try counting how many words in the dictionary beginning with x . It won’t take you long! But it’s not just a cheap... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 23

It’s day 23 of my September blogging challenge. The letter is W and the subject is WRITE The end is nigh and the challenge has finally got to me! This is intended as a bit of fun, and with huge apologies to ‘himself’! To write or not to write –... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 22

It’s day 22 of my September blogging challenge. The letter is V and the subject is VOICE and VIEWPOINT It’s important if you want to be a successful writer to create a strong voice. It doesn’t always have to be the same voice – in fact it’s an advantage if... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 21

It’s day 21 of my September blogging challenge. The letter is U and the subject is UNRAVELLING! Sorry about this, but I had to, didn’t I? As probably everyone has heard before (endlessly) I wrote the first draft of ‘Unravelling’ when I was doing my MA at Bath Spa University.... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 20

It’s day 20 of my September blogging challenge. The letter is T and the topic is TITLES The title of a book/story is something writers often struggle with. And yet, it plays a significant role when a book is trying to reach out to its potential readers. A reader might... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 19

It’s day 19 of my September alphabet challenge. The letter is S and the subject is SECRETS, SHADOWS and SUSPENSE. Secrets are often what drive novels. One of the main themes of my novel ‘The Piano Player’s Son’ is that secrets rarely die, however long they are hidden, and they... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 18

It’s day 18 of my September alphabet blogging challenge The letter is R and the subject is REVIEWS I thought of doing a post on rewriting and revising today, but I’ve written a few posts specifically on writing, so I thought I’d have a change (bit of one, anyway)! I... read more

Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 17

It’s day 17 of my September blogging challenge The letter is Q and the subject is QUESTIONS ??? Questions are at the heart of successful fiction, from the small ‘what’s going to happen next’ type to the big questions about human experience – what’s does it mean to betray someone... read more