My top 10 writing tips

  1. Don’t just say your character eyes are blue try adding more descriptive colours such as cornflower blue – it adds more texture and helps the reader build a picture of them in their head.
  2. Think about your characters names examples if you name one of your characters names is Anastasia – it means she will rise again so it will insinuate that your character is born feisty and brave.
  3. Don’t overuse adverbs – it’s lazy writing.
  4. Don’t mix up your tenses – I tend to do this a lot and thank goodness my editor has a lot of patience and will correct all the time I’m wrong.
  5. Try and keep a writing journal you could write down things that inspire you such as; song lyrics or even something you see you when you’re out and about or something in a newspaper article or something in the story someone is telling you.
  6. We’re going to write back to basics here; remember that your story has to have a beginning middle and end. It’s always nice to start your story off in the middle of an action so that way the momentum of the book and storyline gets going so it’s not too slow.
  7. Set yourself writing limits don’t be silly; When it comes to writing my sensible limit is right 1500 words and no more. Otherwise I just start typing rubbish because I’m too tired.
  8. Take inspiration from your favourite authors, for example when I’m writing a comedic story I tend to read Sophie Kinsella or Jenny Colgan.
  9. Start your social media presence now. Join every writers group that you can on Facebook and on Twitter always look for the hashtagwritingcommunity and for people Who are doing the same as you and make friends because writing a novel is not easy on your own. (A computer class may help you grasp the basics if you’re more notepad and pen)
  10. Make sure you plan a basic plot and stick to it but otherwise have fun and let your imagination run wild!

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Fashion reminder: Handbags are seasonal too.

It’s time to put away those big bulky brown tote bags and swap it for something like colourful/floral/bamboo/style

My brown Carvella is safely stored away for winter when we carry a whole pharmacy in our bags and at least 1 smashed lipstick and broken compact, two broken umbrellas and if your studying maybe… some class notes/books/first aid kit/school supplies – keys, phone and deodorant and hair brush

Or you are one of these ‘mums never ending always prepared’ bag packers who’s bags are always kath Kidston. (that’s mainly me even though I haven’t got kids)

All I’m saying is you need to downsize your handbag and trim your necessities and brighten up your palate for the summer months ahead

My top 10 tips for travelling with a wheelchair

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  • 1) If any part of your chair detaches and your airline allows try to get as much of it on the plane with you. For example, I took my backrest and foot plates with me as they are custom made and they can’t get damaged.
  • 2) Service your chair before you go. This is so you don’t meet any unwelcome hitches on your holiday,
  • 3) Get your wheelchair insured so that if it is damaged you can claim back from the airline and won’t incur any charges or be without a chair on your holiday.
  • 4) Make use of any assistance the airline offers you. Their there to help you.
  • 5) Tell security if you DO have any sore points on your body. I learnt this the hard way once and was in pain for a flight.
  • 6) Keep your pain meds in in your hand luggage so you can take them if need be on the plane.
  • 7)Take extra cushions for your seat if you need extra support. 8) Wear your flight socks. They’ll help your circulation flow. 9) Try to flex your hands and feet to stop stiffness or if your able to walk to the toilet and back. 10) Drink plenty 11) Try to sleep 12) if your planning to use a power chair, bring the charger and travel adaptor. 13) Enjoy your flight.

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