5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Writing YA Fiction

As with any other style or genre, writing YA fiction truly is an art form. There's so much to balance: the younger characters' perspectives, relationships and development; the language; the plot... One of the most common misconceptions about writing for young adults is that it's easier than writing for adults. …

5 Handy Organisational Tools For Freelance Writers

So we've covered professional portfolio sites and invoicing tools – now it's time to take a look at organisational tools for freelance writers! As we've mentioned before, being highly organised is one of the most important supplementary skills for freelance writers. If you're unorganised, you risk missing deadlines, turning over …

5 Fresh Ideas For Promoting An Indie Book

As an indie author, all book marketing and promotion is entirely your responsibility. The amount of people your book lands in front of comes down to the promotion strategies that you develop. But when it comes to promoting an indie book, it can feel like every marketing tactic has been …

15 Random Lessons I Learnt Publishing My First Indie Book

Having recently published my first indie book to bestseller status, I've realised that there are some lessons best learnt in theory and others in practice. From market research and the ideal publication schedule, to fielding financial questions and overcoming anxiety, I've decided to share 15 of the lessons I've recently …

5 Quick Tips for Writing Thrilling Fight Scenes

Fight scenes are common across a range of genres, from action, spy and thriller novels to fantasy and sci-fi. They're often a physical manifestation of the conflict that's driving your story – and they're great for keeping things exciting for readers. Whatever genre you write, knowing how to write an authentic, …