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Writing a Christmas Story – Top 10 tips

The post offers tips on how to write an engaging Christmas story for the whole family. It suggests incorporating themes of love, generosity, and the joy of giving with relatable characters. The author emphasizes the importance of a captivating plot, festive setting, and including elements of magic and Christmas traditions. Adding moments of humor, warmth, surprise, and a hopeful ending are suggested. The post also offers advice on character creation and provides short descriptions of famous Christmas books for inspiration. […]

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Top 10 Cities for Authors to Visit

This piece presents ten cities famous for their inspiring literary histories – Paris, Tokyo, Dublin, Barcelona, New York City, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Reykjavik, and Belfast. Each city has unique offerings, from iconic libraries and bookstores to historical locations and spaces that have inspired renowned authors. The author also highlights famous works from Belfast, setting the stage for its rich literary landscape. […]