10 Tips to Help You Choose a Title for Your Story

Nicole J Simms/ July 5, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Ugh! Choosing a title for a story is my least favourite part of writing. I normally have a working title for my stories, but when it’s finally time to properly title my story, I’m left with a blank page waiting for me to find a title that makes the story shine. But, I must admit, a lot of my titles

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How I Use the MBTI Method to Create Realistic Characters

Nicole J Simms/ June 21, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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If you’ve read the title and said, ‘What’s MBTI?’ I wouldn’t be surprised because this time last year I would have asked the same question. But, I’m glad I found out about this because it has helped me to create realistic characters. I first heard about the MBTI when I was watching Abbie Emmons’ ‘How to Write Characters’ video. During

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Use Your Holiday for Inspiration

Nicole J Simms/ September 23, 2018/ Blog/ 0 comments

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At the end of August, I went on holiday to Maspalomas, Gran Canaria. It was a nice holiday. The weather was glorious, with cloudless skies and non-stop heat. You could easily forget what it feels like to be cold — I now remember, though. The country is an ideal spot for any keen photographer — I ended up taking over

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Why You Should Use Writing Prompts

Nicole J Simms/ August 13, 2018/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Ever since I started writing, I have loved using writing prompts. In fact, my first written stories came from writing prompts – I did many free creative writing courses, and each lesson normally had a prompt to use to create a story. I find that writing prompts stretches my imagination even further, enabling me to come up with stories I

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