THE NINA WHYLE CUP - Berkshire Music & Arts 2017 - Thanks Hazel xxx

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

We do love to support the arts, so we sponsored a writers cup this year. Thank goodness I bumped into Hazel this morning who sent us these pics eons ago.
Congratulations to Dick :) Winner


HAPPY EASTER FROM WALES & The Easter Chicks

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Sleep, awake,  cheep, sleep, eat, cheep, awake, cheep and poop, double cheep...sleep.

Is it a very large female hand or and incredibly small chick?

EASTER TREATS - Relax with easy reading#IGNORE TRUMPS TWITTER

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Fighting Love - 4*s New Review

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Thank you very much "An Avid Reader"
4.0 out of 5 starsLoved it!
on 9 April 2017
I really enjoyed this love story. It was funny and great fun to read. Fab characters and sub characters. 

Writing in a Dynamic Duo - Holy Haberdashery

Monday, 3 April 2017

We get asked the question more than you might think.
"How on earth do you write with someone?"
Easy, get the Batman and Robin stuff (right) out the way first.
"You wear the green, yellow, red outfit today"
"No, why? I'm wearing the black, blue, grey gear - to suit my mood"
"Your pallor is more yellow today"
"Oh alright then. I'm wearing the black tomorrow though"
"You're much better with yellow than I am."
"Yellow is difficult to pull off 100% of the time. Let's swap mid month. "
"Deal"

Sometimes it is natural process, sometimes a work in progress. We were very lucky, ours evolved out of the same desire to be writers, the dedication was equal and never really gave it much thought at the beginning. We just wanted to write books, and for people to enjoy them. Same goal.

If you think you're inherently superior than your partner, and a last word freak - don't bother starting to write together you'll never get along. If you have a bubbling little mutual admiration society going on between yourselves, entertain one another, enthuse one another and listen well - start writing together. Hone your differences, where you are good and where your partner is better, you'll get a more rounded manuscript. 

The cornerstone of writer's doubts bob along with a daily mantra of "Is it any good? Does that bit work? Is it funny? Will the audience like the characters?" The speed at which those are squashed or not as the case may be has a quick turnaround rate, if you have a good writing partner. 
If you can take the criticism.
"You wear the green pants so well"
"I do, don't I. Really rather fond of them now"


The other vital key is Ego (or lack of it), if you are too precious about your writing you'll never move past the first sentence, chapter or edit, agreeing on anything will be such a hard slog and spoil the flow. You are both in control, become borg-like and move as one. You may feel it's the best line that day, but it may read like a crashed jalopy in a cowpat. Let it go, look at the page, come up with something better.

We do look like this though. I wear the beard better!



 

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