Make Your Dreams Come True

Rena George Uncategorized 3 Comments

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Many gifts still to wrap, cards still to write, food to buy, drinks to organise, phone calls to make, cupboards to tidy, floors to wash – and a chapter of the book to write! Isn’t Christmas wonderful? I’m not normally so disorganised, but this year, with so much to do, I’ve definitely been struggling. Next year things will be different! Step up my new best friend, the Erin Condren LifePlanner. This little beauty will keep me on …

Writing Short Stories

Rena George Christmas Stories, Crime Fiction, Stories 6 Comments

I did something this weekend that I haven’t done in years. I wrote a short story. All you fabulous writers out there who do this all the time will be muttering ‘So what?’ But I’d forgotten how difficult it is. I don’t mean getting one published, which can be something akin to a miracle in these difficult times when so many of the popular women’s mags have dropped their fiction pages. No, I’m talking about coming up with a great …

Writing Next Year’s Christmas Stories

Rena George Christmas Stories 2 Comments

Every year at this time I find myself wandering through the bookshops, and imagining how great it would be if my name was on the cover of one of those brilliant Christmas novels. It’s the same at the newsagents’ when I pick up the gorgeous Christmas editions of my favourite mags, and recognise the names of authors on all the inspiring seasonal stories. Huge congratulations to everyone who has been published, by the way. Next year I plan to be …

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – And Another Pocket Novel!

Rena George Pocket Novels, The People's Friend, Uncategorized, Word counts 6 Comments

       This is Bridlington from the clifftop on a sparkly, frosty Yorkshire morning. I love Christmas, but it doesn’t half take its toll on the writing. There are  puddings to make, shopping to be done, decorations to put up, pantomimes to attend, menus to plan, cupboards to tidy….you get my drift? The upshot being that the writing schedule has taken a tumble. My current WIP – a pocket novel for The People’s Friend – is half written. The plan was …