Inspirational places to write… that aren’t coffee shops

Some writers need a quiet, distraction-free space to do their best work. Others thrive in busy and bustling environments with plenty of stimulation for new ideas. Whatever you prefer, where you write has a significant impact on what you write. The sad truth about many modern writers is that they’re …

Death By Vegetable: Guest Post by Veronica Cossanteli

Two things about Venus Fly Traps: they like meatballs – and they can do maths. By meatballs, I mean minuscule blobs of mushed bloodworm served, cocktail-style, on the end of a toothpick. By maths, I mean they can count. Fly Traps are triggered by hairs on the inside of their …

Captive Blog Tour: On writing – ‘The editing process’

A.J. Grainger, the author of Captive, on her editing process… I am fascinated by how people write, and I love seeing a book change between first and final drafts. I’m hoping you’re interested in this too as that is what this blog piece is about. I am going to show …

UKYA Award WINNERS!!!!

Hello!Today I am here to announce the winners of the Book Blogger UKYA Awards!Before I do so, however, I just want to send out a quick thank you to every single person who nominated and voted. I also want to take another minute to thank all of the wonderful bloggers …

Harry Potter new cover editions blog tour: Goblet of Fire

        The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter – but that doesn’t stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe’en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed …