Where Do You Find Inspiration?
Write for a Reason
by Janet
3d ago
In this episode, Janet looks at the whole subject of inspiration.  Sometimes we have to go out looking for inspiration... it doesn't always come when we want it... here's how, and why. Enjoy! Support the Show. Like to do my free writing course, Gripping Beginnings? Or perhaps you would like to join our membership group, for support while you write your novel? Click on this link to find out more. Oh, and do leave a review on your podcast app - it really does help a lot. Thank you ..read more
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Pinpoint Your Target Audience
Write for a Reason
by Janet
2M ago
Asking who you want to write for and why may sound like a really daft question, but when you think about it, it's absolutely foundational to writing a successful story.  Listen to this episode and see if you agree! Oh, and grab your writing journal and a pen, because there's a writing exercise for you. :-) Support the show Like to do my free writing course, Gripping Beginnings? Or perhaps you would like to join our membership group, for support while you write your novel? Click on this link to find out more. Oh, and do leave a review on your podcast app - it really does help a lot. Th ..read more
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Showing Not Telling - Some Ideas to Help You
Write for a Reason
by Janet
4M ago
Show not tell is an essential part of creative writing. We all know we need to show not tell, but how exactly do we do that? Here are some ideas to help you. Enjoy - and let me know what you think! Support the show Like to do my free writing course, Gripping Beginnings? Or perhaps you would like to join our membership group, for support while you write your novel? Click on this link to find out more. Oh, and do leave a review on your podcast app - it really does help a lot. Thank you ..read more
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Keeping on Track and Getting Your Story Done
Write for a Reason
by Janet
5M ago
Starting a story is great - finishing is even better! In this episode Janet gives 7 tips to help you keep on track and get your story done. Support the show Like to do my free writing course, Gripping Beginnings? Or perhaps you would like to join our membership group, for support while you write your novel? Click on this link to find out more. Oh, and do leave a review on your podcast app - it really does help a lot. Thank you ..read more
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3 Common Mistakes with Dialogue
Write for a Reason
by Janet
6M ago
Dialogue isn't like real speech - it takes a lot of work! Check you aren't making these three common mistakes with dialogue... And if you find this episode helpful, subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review. Thank you! :-) Support the show Like to do my free writing course, Gripping Beginnings? Or perhaps you would like to join our membership group, for support while you write your novel? Click on this link to find out more. Oh, and do leave a review on your podcast app - it really does help a lot. Thank you ..read more
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Surprises and Twists
Write for a Reason
by Janet
8M ago
Welcome to the Write for a Reason podcast. My name is Janet Wilson; I'm a publisher of Christian fiction for young people with Dernier Publishing. If you are a Christian, and new to writing stories for kids and teens, stay tuned for encouragement, creative writing tips and actionable strategies you can implement immediately to become a better writer, and get your books out into the world. Today we’re going to be looking at surprises and twists! These can deepen the emotional impact of your story, which, of course, is a great thing. Enjoy, then get adding those surprises... If you’d like lots m ..read more
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The Best Way to Approach Descriptions
Write for a Reason
by Janet
9M ago
Welcome to the Write for a Reason podcast. My name is Janet Wilson; I'm a publisher of Christian fiction for young people with Dernier Publishing. If you are a Christian, and new to writing stories for kids and teens, stay tuned for encouragement, creative writing tips and actionable strategies you can implement immediately to become a better writer, and get your books out into the world. The best way to approach descriptions When setting a scene, it's good to begin with a description of the general panorama before getting to the details. For example, if we have a scene in our novel where our ..read more
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Tips on Chapter Endings
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by Janet
9M ago
Chapters cut your story up into manageable chunks, but there are so many brilliant ways of ending them. The aim is to keep your readers turning the pages because they just have to know what happens next (even after lights out; did you do that? :-)). Even the most desperate of readers may have to break off at some point, and that's usually at a chapter break, so you want to make sure your readers can't wait to get back into the action. Of course you need a gripping plot and excellent, relevant characters, but the way you set out your chapter endings could make all the difference to your novel's ..read more
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Flexing Your Writing Muscles
Write for a Reason
by Janet
1y ago
If you're here, you're writing for a very important reason! Writing Christian books for children is so important. Even so, there can be days, weeks or even months when you just don't seem to be able to get round to write... In this podcast episode I give you some ideas on how to get writing fit again! And if you'd like to join the Write for a Reason Zoom training that I mention, click here to find out more and book your place. Hope to see you there! Every blessing, Janet Support the show Like to do my free writing course, Gripping Beginnings? Click here to join the Write for a Reason facebook ..read more
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Essential Ingredients for Author Websites (the why and the how, made simple, with guest Sonja Anderson).
Write for a Reason
by Janet
1y ago
Do you have an author website? Do you wish you did? Twenty years ago, this wouldn’t have been a thing, but these days every author needs to have a website of some description. Would you like to know exactly what you need to do and how you need to do it? In really easy steps? Look no further than today’s episode! My guest, Sonja Anderson, is the perfect person to talk to us about websites for authors, as she is a writer for a reason (just about to have her third children’s book published) and she recently had her website analyzed by the Bluehost server company marketing experts... they gave it ..read more
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