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Friday Feature: NaNoWriMo

By Claire Buss The end of October swiftly approaches and for many writers that means NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. The aim of the game is to write 1667 words every day for the month of November. And we're talking rough draft here so no time for editing. You can ...

As A… Podcaster: Don Scoby + Tom Trimbath

This week Write On! speaks to US-based podcasters Don Scoby and Tom Trimbath, hosts of 'Writing On Whidbey Island'. During the summer of 2019, Tom Trimbath and Don Scoby – both residents of Whidbey Island and published authors – devised and launched the podcast 'Writing On Whidbey Island'. WO: How would you ...

Friday Feature: Lockdown – A Curse Or A Blessing?

By Patrick Forsyth Patrick draws writing lessons, and success, from recent months: I know quoting Chinese proverbs is something of a cliché, but how about this as something to ponder currently: the Chinese write the word ‘Crisis’ with two characters. Singly the first means ‘chaos’ and the second means ‘opportunity’. Hmm. I like ...

As An… Editor: Alison Ward

This week Write On! speaks to editor Alison Ward. Alison, the owner of The Editing Ward, LLC, has been editing for over 20 years, contributing to numerous renowned publications. She spent a long time working in the refugee/survivor space, assisting on several award-winning books, including one presented at a U.N. conference, ...

Friday Feature: Men Writing Romance

By Jean Fullerton Men Writing Romance. Can they? Should they? There’s a commonly-held belief that, in general, men aren’t as romantic as women. However, I would suggest that many of the lyrics written by the likes of Ed Sheeran would belie that argument.  I think men are just as romantic as women, ...

As A… Writer: Jacqueline Francis

This week, Write On! interviews author Jacqueline Francis. Jacqueline is an author and speaker who writes books that are educational and informative. She is fairly new to writing, having written her debut novella, originally published in 2017 and republished in 2018: Walk Quiet Run Quick. In 2019, she received Author Of ...

Friday Feature: The Organised Writer

by Antony Johnston For the past 20 years, I’ve been able to make a living as a full-time writer. Nobody is more surprised by this than me, but what I find even more surprising is how I’ve done it, and the myriad twists and turns my career has taken in that ...

The Ultimate First Line Competition

Win a copy of The Organised Writer by Antony Johnston Pen to Print’s First Line Generator is one of the things you like most about our website. So, we thought it was time to update, but with your input! Our friends at Bloomsbury Publishing are offering two copies of Antony Johnston’s The ...

As A… Writer: Dr Donna Clovis

This week, Write On! interviews fantasy and historical fiction author Dr. Donna Clovis. Dr. Donna Clovis is the current 'Outstanding Book Award Winner' in 2019 and 2020 for NABJ for her books, Quantum Leaps In Princeton’s Place and Falling Bedrooms. She has an earned a doctorate from Teacher's College, Columbia University, ...

Friday Feature: Giving Up The Day Job

by Lucy Kaufman You know how they say, "Don’t give up the day-job"? Well, guess what? Today I gave up the day job. From now on, everything I do will be writing-related. Yes. I know. Scary, right? Stupid, even. To jack in a professional career, one I have invested over 20 ...