Top 10 Songs to help you write that brutal fight scene - Why Words Work

Top 10 Songs to Help You Write That Brutal Fight Scene

There comes a time in many writers’ lives where they come across a difficult scene. Maybe the climactic romance scene is not living up to the hype you created. Maybe you’re writing outside of your own experience and getting stuck on how to handle a certain scene. For me, however, I have trouble writing fight scenes. I can see it in my head, but getting it down on paper is a problem, no matter how much research I put into combat techniques. Luckily, my younger self was really into edgy hard rock tunes and cool soundtracks. Continue reading Top 10 Songs to Help You Write That Brutal Fight Scene

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I’ve entered Book Blogger of the Year – Help me!

WHAT IS BOOK BLOGGER OF THE YEAR? This is the second time the London Book Fair has hosted the Book Blogger Awards. These awards, which also include Booktubers, Bookstagrammers and Book Podcasts, celebrate social media influencers across the book world. I was lucky enough to attend the first Book Blogger of the Year ceremony, which took place last April. Seeing so many book bloggers gathered … Continue reading I’ve entered Book Blogger of the Year – Help me!

Top 5 APPS To help you Organise your Writing - Why Words Work

Top 5 Apps to Help You Organise Your Writing

Are you the type to carry around a notebook, fully prepared for inspiration to strike, only to find you can’t find that diamond inside pages of gems? Or maybe you’re a scribbler; napkins, scraps of paper and even airplane sick bags cannot escape your pen when your muse appears. I personally am more of the latter but in digital form; I type up ideas in the Notes app on my phone, in random Word documents and in random files on my Dropbox. Luckily, there are plenty of apps out there to help us organise our ideas the way we want to. Continue reading Top 5 Apps to Help You Organise Your Writing

Top Ten Things All Writers Do – (Guest Post by November O’Malley!)

Writers are strange, strange people, if you would even call us that. We have worrying habits, troubling caffeine addictions, and have the notorious talent for disappearing for days on end. (images courtesy of Unsplash.com) Here are some other things every writer does: 1. Research Odd Things “What does deadly nightshade taste like?” “Can you kill someone with a bullet made out of candy?” “How much … Continue reading Top Ten Things All Writers Do – (Guest Post by November O’Malley!)

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Are Literary Awards Necessary Anymore?

The winner of The Man Booker Prize will be announced this week. I have been keeping tabs on the shortlist, as well as the general vibe surrounding this year’s line-up, and a question keeps popping up again and again: Are literary awards necessary anymore? The Pulitzer Prize for Literature, the National Book Award, Costa Book Awards – these are just some of the big names … Continue reading Are Literary Awards Necessary Anymore?

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3 Tips for Developing Well-Rounded Characters (Guest Post by Avhlee – Scarletwriters!)

  Hey everyone! I have the pleasure of introducing you to the wonderful Avhlee. She is a book and lifestyle blogger over on ScarletWriters, and has written the article down below for you to enjoy. She is a fantastic writer and reviewer, as well as a wonderful Twitter friend. I was lucky enough to be featured on her blog – which, I have to say, … Continue reading 3 Tips for Developing Well-Rounded Characters (Guest Post by Avhlee – Scarletwriters!)

Book Blogger Binge: Wrap-Ups, Book Gifts and Female S.T.E.M Role Models…

It’s been a while, eh? August and July were busy months for me, so unfortunately I wasn’t able to read as many blogs as I would have liked. However, now that autumn draws near and the weather gets a chill, I’ve huddled myself up beneath the covers and binged on book bloggers. It’s good to be back in the thick of all these wonderful word-nerds. … Continue reading Book Blogger Binge: Wrap-Ups, Book Gifts and Female S.T.E.M Role Models…

Why Words Work - Websites for Bookworms on a Budget

Websites for Bookworms on a Budget

Being a bookworm is an expensive lifestyle. Whether you read for fun, education, business, or to blog about it, all the books you consume can add up to a hefty total at the end of the month. Doubly so if you want to keep up with the newest releases. There are a few IRL solutions for bookworms on a budget. Libraries, charity shops, and supermarkets … Continue reading Websites for Bookworms on a Budget

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Book Blogger Binge: Hype Trains, Mid-Year Freak Outs and More…

It’s Book Blogger Binge time again! Apologies about missing last week. I had a major change in my personal life that needed to take priority – if you follow me on Twitter, you probably already know. Just a small reminder that all the bloggers featured on this list can be found on my Book Blogger Directory. Don’t forget to like, share, and comment on blogs … Continue reading Book Blogger Binge: Hype Trains, Mid-Year Freak Outs and More…

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Book Blogger Binge – Free Books, Book Expo and More…

The book blogger community is full of  talented writers, readers, and book nerds. However, we’re also busy people. It can be hard to find time in the day to check out what our fellow bloggers are up to. I often forget to check on my subscriptions, or scan my Twitter for new posts, or check on the Book Blogger Directory for updates. I decided to … Continue reading Book Blogger Binge – Free Books, Book Expo and More…