Fiction · Writing

That horrible moment when you think the story you’re writing has already been written

  My troublesome YA novel has been put firmly to one side whilst I’ve been concentrating on my middle grade books. However, it’s always on my mind and now and again, I go back to it to continue formulating a plan of how I’m going to tackle it. Things got even more troublesome the other… Continue reading That horrible moment when you think the story you’re writing has already been written

Books · Fiction · Writing

Writing a middle grade manuscript

I have exciting news from Nikki Young Writes and I’ve been bursting to share it. My first book is going to be published soon! Many of you who follow this blog will know I spent a lot of last year working on my young adult manuscript. I finished a second draft and decided that it… Continue reading Writing a middle grade manuscript

Books · Fiction

Book review – Oy Yew, by Ana Salote

Oy is a waif. Except he doesn’t know it. He doesn’t know anything about who he is or where he came from. Hiding out in the back alley of a bakery is all he has ever known, until he is captured. When the waif-snatchers ensnare him in their net and deliver him into the hands… Continue reading Book review – Oy Yew, by Ana Salote

Books · Fiction · Guest Authors · Writing

Interview with children’s author, Karen Inglis

I love meeting other authors. For me, it’s very inspiring and gives me hope that I will one day be in a similar position. It’s incredibly hard work though and takes a lot of dedication, as my guest today will tell you. Karen Inglis is a children’s author living in Barnes, London. She has sold… Continue reading Interview with children’s author, Karen Inglis