Here are enough romance story ideas to write a story a week for a year. I hope you find your spark! Romance Worksheets If you need help developing your romance story ideas, I have a bundle of 11 worksheets you can use. Click here to download. Write a story about… Two time-travelling scholars who compete to… Read More
Do you know that moment when you realise that life has given you exactly what you wanted, in the easiest way possible, at the best time possible, and in the best order possible, even if you couldn’t recognise it at the time? That’s where I am right now. Here’s how it began.
This is a collection of 11 romance worksheets designed to help you craft beautiful love stories. Although the worksheets are aimed at romance writers, they can also be helpful when writing memoirs, and for developing romance subplots in any genre. Nor is their usefulness limited to romantic partnerships. With the exception of ‘Getting Closer’ you can also use these worksheets to explore relationships… Read More
For some time after watching the BBC adaptation of North & South I wanted to date an industrialist. Faced with the dearth of hard-working, well-dressed, 21st century cotton mill owners, I wrote this steampunk short story. I hope you enjoy it! The Steampunk Club is a short story (≈ 18,000 words) about a secret steampunk society that meets… Read More
The other day, during my weekly call with my dear writing guru, Andreea, I bemoaned the fact that I hadn’t started planning for NaNoWriMo yet, and how difficult it was to plot out an entire series. She told me that I sounded as though I were trying to follow someone else’s rules for writing –… Read More