Katie Ginger, Writer Live. Read. Write.
My debut novel The Little Theatre on the Seafront is out now on Amazon and Kobo . 

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My top 5 tips for writing cosy mysteries

Before I got my book deal to write contemporary romance with Harper Collins, HQ DigitalUK, I had some cosy mystery short stories published and I’m currently working on a series of cosy mystery novels (I’ll keep you updated on those when I have anything exciting to share!) So I thought I’d share some tips I’ve learned about writing cosy mysteries. Here are my top 5!  ...

The Worst Writing Advice I’ve Ever Heard (And Learned To Ignore!)

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When I first started writing I was so consumed with knowing ‘the rules’ that I followed them blithely and without question. But then when I posted things for critique in my writing group, people would still spot things that were ‘wrong’ and, to be honest, it didn’t make sense! I was following the rules, so why wasn’t it perfect? Then I realised, my writing...

10 Fabulous Meaningful Quotes from Writers

I love things like this and find they always pick me up when I’m feeling like every word I’ve ever written is absolute rubbish! I hope some of them work for you too!   P G Wodehouse “I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going deep down into life and not caring a...

My Top 5 Tips for Self-Editing

I’ve been writing for a while now and that means a lot of editing, and I mean A. LOT! It’s important to edit, edit, edit before you even think about submitting to a publisher and even if your book is accepted, it’s likely you’ll face even more edits, this time with the guidance of your agent or editor. I think learning to self-edit is one of the hardest skills to acquire...

Watching TV can improve your writing. Honestly!

This isn’t just an excuse to binge watch Netflix in the name of research, I promise! You really can learn some great tips for writing by watching TV. Just like they say the best way to improve your writing is to read, read, read, I think the same can be said for watching your favourite programmes on television. One of the things I struggle with as a writer is describing interesting but...

Katie Ginger, Writer Live. Read. Write.

Katie Ginger

The first thing you need to know about me is, I like gin. Lots and lots of gin.
I live in the South East of England in a lovely little town by the sea and spend my time working, running around after my kids, walking our King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit, and writing!

I love history and have a Master’s degree, but have also been lucky enough to work in various castles and museums over the years. I’ve yet to get one of them into a story though – I really must try harder!