"We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark." - Whoopi Goldberg

Anybody wanting to become a published author will know how hard it is. You need to plan and write a manuscript, revise and polish it, and think about a synopsis, pitch, query letters, agents, publishers, editors, and self promotion, amongst everything else. Writing is not just a craft, it is a business, and I hope to share information and inspiration I have discovered, and will continue to discover, on my journey, and help other aspiring writers on theirs.

I will post useful facts, and review books, both fiction and non-fiction, and resources for learning the craft. I will provide links to helpful websites, competitions and industry news, and if I encounter any warnings or scams, I will also share these with you – although, there are excellent links in the links section of my website regarding editing and publishing scams. I will also share with you tips to help you improve your own writing. Eventually I hope to host guest authors to comment on expert subjects, or their latest publications.

I intend to post news about my own writing, successes and failures, in addition to any new projects I am working on. I may also from time to time include off topic information about anything from subjects I consider important, to news from my own personal life, although this will not be the main aim of the blog.

I believe that my expertise will grow as I continue to explore the world of writing, and learn about its highs and lows. I hope you will join me on my journey, and in return will suggest books I might like to read, or recommend websites or other useful resources, as well as news about your own successes, failures, and discoveries. I truly believe that together we are stronger; I have been inspired by authors I have encountered who endeavor to achieve the same goal: to help each other. I hope you will join us in our aim.