It's Easter Saturday and I'm on a roll. I would like to introduce you to another of my Jersey Writer's Group members, Juanita Shield-Laignel, features writer and editor for The Jersey Life.
I am fortunate enough to be a member of the Jersey Writer’s Social Group. We meet once a week to toss ideas around and get friendly feedback from other members on our own writing. We all share a love of writing and there is nothing quite like hanging out with like-minded people. We also share the same ambition, to see our work in print. Some of our members have already been published and Dreena Collins is one of them.
If you didn't see Climate Change - The Facts on BBC TV last night, you should. Even if you think you are already doing your bit to halt climate change, you need to watch it, so the alarming stats are ingrained in your mind.
I watched the sunrise yesterday, as I often do. My writing day starts at dawn. It’s the time of day my brain seems to creatively engage. I threw back the curtains to greet the dawn on the day that marked yet another year since my arrival on the planet.
I went to sleep last night with images of a burning 12th Century icon in my head. This morning my first waking thoughts were of Notre Dame de Paris, an iconic building that had stood for hundreds of years as a majestic and indestructible feature of the Paris skyline, until 6.30p.m. yesterday. Paris is only... Continue Reading →
I have spent the last few days rewriting the synopsis for my current work-in-progress. Like with everything else involved in writing a novel, the deeper you go the harder it gets. Three and a half years ago, although not for the best of reasons, I found myself in the position where I was free to write... Continue Reading →
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the first flight of Concorde 002 and in recognition of this momentous day, Sally Edmondson shares a personal memory. As a Concorde enthusiast, I am luckier than most; I flew on her three times and my late stepfather was Chief Test Pilot, Brian Trubshaw. It grieves me to say... Continue Reading →
It is becoming clear that writing a cracking opening chapter is something I have yet to master. You have to engage your reader during the first three pages of your novel. Your opening chapter needs to be kick-ass and a killer first line is essential. My First Line: "Lisa Grant struggled to open the rain-swollen... Continue Reading →
What a few days it has been for me in the city of dreaming spires. I don’t like to brag, but I soaked up the words of wisdom of writer and broadcaster, Melvyn Bragg, who is best known as editor and presenter of ITV’s South Bank Show. He was talking about his new novel Love Without End:... Continue Reading →