Author Archives: shreid2013

Where do ideas come from?

While I’m waiting for a worthwhile idea for my next crime novel, I’m using my time to write short stories for Women’s Magazines. Again ideas don’t present themselves on a plate for me to choose. Recently I used my garden … Continue reading

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Should I write from the first person viewpoint?

The danger is that you might think that by doing so, you are giving too much away. But this is rubbish because if you are writing fiction the main character need not be you, it is someone else who is … Continue reading

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Can I learn from other authors?

I have always thought that one should read as much as one writes. And although I notice the different ways writers handle their work, I don’t always put it into practice. I feel I should because if one is convinced … Continue reading

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Should I give up?

I am depressed because I’m having difficulty finding new ways to wrap up my novel. I’m putting off lifting my pen because the ideas won’t come. I used to write 3000 to 4000 words per week. Now I can just … Continue reading

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How much truth is there in Fiction?

It appears to me that one must start with a truth and then let the imagination take over to be able to write a fictional story. One starts with a true fact and then the question – What if something … Continue reading

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Should I lift my pen?

  In my experience, when I have no idea what I’m going to write in the next chapter, I take it on faith that thoughts will come to me when I put pen to paper. Because it has happened before, … Continue reading

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How Do You get Depth?

I have had this problem for some time. I’ve written six novels under the pen-name Sarah Wallace and sell them on Amazon UK Kindle Store. But not until now have I been shown what real depth was. My characters are … Continue reading

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