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Under Construction

Hello! Just thought I’d let you all know that if things aren’t where they should be it’s because I’m just rejigging the website! Any questions hit up the contact form!

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Artwork: Scifi Chamber

This artwork can be manipulated in a range of ways to fit your book project! Use the form below and let me know what your requirements are quoting “CHAMBER” and I can provide a quote.

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Artwork: City Under Attack

This artwork can be manipulated in a range of ways to fit your book project! Use the form below and let me know what your requirements are quoting “CUA” and I can provide a quote.

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Q&A with Lucy Richardson ~ Senior Publicity Officer at Story HQ (HarperCollins) and YouTuber

UPDATE 9/11/2016: Lucy has changed roles now, this article used to list her job as Publicity Officer for Scholastic but she is now Senior Publicity Officer for Story HQ, a new imprint of HarperCollins. We decided that this post was recent enough to warrant the update. I have recently started an MA in Publishing at the University of Central Lancashire and whilst I was looking into it I wanted to learn a bit more about the industry and that’s when I stumbled upon “The Book Belle“. The Book Belle, who’s real name is Lucy Richardson, has a couple of videos…

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Writing as a Form of Therapy

My experience writing as a form a therapy started when I was I kid. It seems silly when I look back at it because I can’t even remember what I was upset about at the time but I remember wanting to tell my dad and not being able to so he told me to write it down on a bit of paper and give it him, he would then read it, burn it, and we wouldn’t need to talk about it unless I wanted to. I remember writing the note, going to the landing, shouting him and dropping the note…

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Sucked In By A Soap Opera

I am currently preparing to enter a Screenwriting competition and part of the process is you have to write an outline for a proposed storyline for Hollyoaks. Now, I’ve never been a Soap Opera fan – if East Enders or Corrie ever came on the TV I would scramble for the remote and flick over as soon as possible! However I do remember when I’d come home from school I’d watch The Simpsons at 6pm and then Hollyoaks comes afterwards and if I was being lazy I wouldn’t turn it over and I did find myself getting quite into some…

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29 Tips For Staying Creative

29 Tips For Staying Creative Today as you may well be aware is February 29th so to celebrate this once in a blue moon every four years event we have put together a list of 29 Tips For Staying Creative! I put out a call on Facebook and Twitter asking to see if anyone has got any tips and quite a few people chipped in which is great – if it’s not one of mine it’ll be credited to the person. It can be hard to stay focused these day with all the distractions we have so hopefully these tips for…

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Do You Want To Know What The Villain Is Up To?

Luther is back on our screens this December! And in preparation I have started to re-watch them again from Season 1 on Netflix. One of the things I have noticed whilst re-watching them (other than how bloody amazing it is) is that it is the kind of format in which we see explicitly what the villain is up to, we spend time with the villain and follow them about their business at times. And I am undecided about whether I like that format or not. On the one hand it does break up the action which is important and is…

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Why Am I Scared To Write?

The thought of sitting down to write paralyses me with fear. Or at least, it’s a feeling similar so it’s the only thing I have to compare it to. Sitting down to write these blog posts is fine, it’s light hearted non-fiction and they’re quite short and easily achievable. But yet, to sit down and write something longer and fictional I seriously procrastinate and my computer stays on, a blank document open on the screen, the cursor blinking whilst I go around the house washing the dishes, tidying my clothes up, wiping down the sides. All the while my computer…

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How To Get Inspired

Have you ever wondered how to get inspired? Obviously there’s no definite answer but below are a few tips that I have always found useful to keep in mind whilst trying to get your head back in the writing zone. I’ve been trying to keep myself inspired recently and one of my biggest flaws when it comes to writing is that I am fantastic at procrastinating. I can feel myself procrastinating. When I think “right, okay, I’m going to sit down and do some writing in a minute”, two hours later my flat is the cleanest it’s ever been, I’ve drank…

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