I absolutely loved the Women’s World Cup. The teams striving against the odds, the host countries excelling, the superb quality of football, the gigantic world spectacle. I’m going to leave the Spanish federation outrage aside in this roundup, and focus on lessons we can learn as creatives from the world’s female footballers. Here are ten writing lessons for you to take away… Continue reading » “Writing Lessons From The Women’s World Cup”
You don’t have much time to grab a reader’s attention. But if they like your cover and blurb enough, they might just make it to the first page to see if they like your writing. All of which means, you’ve got to make your first page sing like no other. You’ve got one chance. Ready to find out how to draw your reader in? Continue reading » “Top Tips: Nail Your Beginning”
April and May have been big months for audio, with two of my lesbian romances hitting the virtual audio shelves! The Long Weekend and Hot London Nights are now available for you to stream into your ears, and they’re for sale or rent wherever audiobooks are sold or streamed. Plus, you can order them from your local library for free, too! Find out more here.
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You can do a whole lot in seven years. Eat 364 tins of baked beans. Have nine kids. Drink 2,555 pots of nuclear-strength coffee. Watch all of Grey’s Anatomy. Or, you could do what I did and write 18 novels.
I started out slow, with one novel, then another. In the first three years part-time, I eeked out five books. Then something clicked, and I’ve written three novels a year since 2017. It’s taken hard work, discipline and a whole lot of love to get here. Along the way, I’ve learned so much. But every day, I’m working for myself and doing my dream job. I can’t ask for more! What have I learned in the last 84 months? Read on to find out… Continue reading » “Seven Years As An Author: Ten Things I’ve Learned”
Series are hot. Everyone wants to write one. Series get readers invested in your writing. They also provide an obvious book path for readers to follow. So should you write one? Here are 12 things to consider… Continue reading » “Writing Books In A Series: 12 Things To Consider”
1 – Write a schedule.
I’ve done this already! First goal ticked off! Now I just need to remember to look at it and take action. Simple, right? I managed to do it last year, but it tailed off after August. The reason? I needed a break. More balance is needed this year so I don’t conk out part-way through 2020. Work consistently, maintain my physical health, and get help where it’s needed. I also plan to reassess my schedule every quarter, as well as writing down wins and where I could improve. I’ll bring myself a strong coffee to sweeten the deal.
Continue reading » “My Goals For 2020”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Just ask Santa. Whatever that means to you – Christmas/Hanukkah/Las Posadas/winter solstice/Diwali/sitting on your couch with a tub of Quality Street – it counts!
The one unalterable fact this holiday season is that you need gifts to lavish on your loved ones, and fast. But fear not! If you’re scratching your head wondering what to buy, I’ve done some leg work and found you ten gift ideas for the book lover in your life. I know. Thank me later. Ready? Take my hand and let’s go shopping… Continue reading » “Best Lesbian Christmas Gifts”
Stuck for a present for that special someone? Keep shopping for others and coming back with armfuls for yourself? It’s normal. We’re not easy to buy for, which is why I’ve selected some items that might make your Christmas shopping swish along that little bit faster. Whatever you end up with, I hope there’s something here to tickle your fancy!
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Of all the things readers ask when they write to me, one of the most common questions is: “I’m coming to London on holiday, what should I see?”
This, as you might imagine, is a big question. London is a huge city with loads on offer. If you like museums, this list might not be for you. But if you like walking, water, music, food, drink and exploring London’s hidden gems, then there might be something here that tickles your fancy.
If I was a tourist in London, here are the top ten things I’d recommend…
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Whether you’ve read one of my books or all of my books, here’s some things you should know about me…
Continue reading » “Clare Lydon: Ten Things You Should Know”