Bad Month for Writing
Oh, no! It’s time for the 5 Year Project monthly update.
Sadly, I’ve not achieved much over the past two months, from the point of view of writing. Family and life events have taken all my attention. Continue reading “September update: mostly moving”
Blogging about footpaths
In January 2017, the Ramblers approached me via Twitter, and asked for a guest blog on the importance of footpaths. Months went by, and I heard nothing. In the end, the Ramblers published the piece on the 1st August, to coincide with a month devoted to coastal walking.
Walking the English Coast
I am taking part in the 5 Year Project, and my aim is to get a novel written and published.
As regular readers know, I have partly succeeded, because I have written two novels. The first one is historical fiction, set in the Tang Dynasty, China. Sadly the novel remains unpublished. I have been unable to get an agent interested, despite good feedback. Either agents don’t “feel passionate” or it’s “not the type of thing we’re looking for.” Continue reading “August update: the final draft”
What I’ve learnt from writing guest posts for other people.
This year I’ve written three guest blogs, and contributed a small section to a fourth one. I thought it would be useful to reflect on the process and consider what value, if any, came from writing these pieces. The posts were all based on my coastal walking adventures, but covered a number of different topics:
- Wales: as seen through the eyes of a “foreigner”.
- Solo walking: why more women don’t do it, and why they should.
- Challenges: setting your own.
- Footpaths: their importance and why I value them.
Continue reading “Guest blogs. Are they worth doing?”
I had an article published in Synapsia Magazine, describing how I use Mind Maps for writing. The summer 2017 edition is free and can be downloaded here as a PDF file. My article is on page 60.