When I started on my journey, to be published, I discovered a package called Scrivener. This is not a sponsored post, I get nothing from recommending Scrivener. I recommend it because it has been the single program which has launched my writing career. Many blogs talk about Scrivener and how it takes the stress out of organisation your writing. I have to agree. The package is not cheap, so it was a bit of a commitment for me to pay out the money. Occasionally, the company will offer free trials, I went straight into purchasing it.
Research for any project is important. However, I didn’t realise how important until I read Cold Justice by Lee Weeks. The Mistake Within the first couple of chapters, the detectives visit a cross channel ferry. The chapter heading clearly states this is Folkestone. I know for a fact that there is no ferry crossing from … Continue reading Cold Justice – Lee Weeks
Told from a unique perspective, Fear Killer is a book that draws you in. After the first 50 pages, you find yourself reading late into the night to find out what happens. It is the essence of a page-turner. Fear Killer is the story of Emily Perrit, a beautiful but timid young woman victimized by … Continue reading Fear Killer – David Burton
What would you say if you only had 100 words a day? Would you tell your children you loved them? Would you read them a bedtime story? Would you ask them about their school day? This is the dilemma that Dr Jean McClellan faces every day. After she has reached her 100 a day limit, she is given an electric shock. Keep going above the limit and the shocks increase, until they can kill. Women in America are subjected to this treatment every day. Men are free to talk as much as they wish. Females from the age of 5 are restricted to 100 words every day.
Memoirs of a play-white is a beautifully crafted historical autobiography. Growing up in South Africa during Apartheid, Louiesa deals with her life as a 'play-white.' This amazing story details the life of Louiesa from before birth onwards. The autobiography is written in the third person. There are many times you have to remind yourself that … Continue reading Memoirs of a Play-White – Helene Louiesa Mynhardt
World Building Like Lord of the Rings Review of The Gnomes of Nome — R.K. Wheeler The Gnomes of Nome is in origins a young adult novel. However, saying the Gnomes of Nome is a YA novel is like calling Lord of the Rings a YA novel. The Gnomes of Nome can be consumed by both … Continue reading The Gnomes of Nome – R.K. Wheeler
When I started reading this The Secret History I looked at many of the reviews. Many people stated that they could not get on with the book as they didn’t like the lead characters. They couldn’t relate to any of them. I have to agree the main characters are deplorable throughout. There was not one … Continue reading The Secret History – Donna Tartt