March to May 2020 — A Writing Journey Update

Nicole J Simms/ June 7, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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It’s June! (Gasps in horror) I can’t believe we are halfway through 2020. Where did the time go? The last three months have been a blur, thanks to Covid-19. Here in the UK, we are starting to ease out of lockdown, but these last three months have been challenging. Thankfully, my friends and family are still well, so I’m grateful

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Exploring Reedsy’s Free Writing Courses

Nicole J Simms/ May 17, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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I have recently been inspired to start working on my idea for a children’s fiction series — I know this isn’t part of my goals for 2020, but sometimes it’s okay to give in to temptation. But as I have never written a novel for children, I decided it would be wise to learn more about writing for these readers.

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My Trip to Much Wenlock

Nicole J Simms/ May 10, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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On the 5th October 2019, some of my Oldbury Writing Group pals and I visited Much Wenlock to celebrate our belated fifth birthday. Our actual birthday is 22nd August, and we normally go on a group trip in August to celebrate. However, this year we decided to delay our trip so a member who hasn’t been on a group trip in

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Book Review: Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

Nicole J Simms/ April 12, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Last year I started watching writers on YouTube (AuthorTubers), and that’s when I discovered the Save the Cat! Writes a Novel book. Many of the AuthorTubers recommended the book to help with planning a novel, so I decided to buy the book to help me plan my next novel. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel is a novel-writing book that

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