Little Kiosk Blog Tour: Writing tips by @jenniewriter @HQDigitalUK


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Meet Sabine, desperately fighting to save her little kiosk from closure whilst turning down her friend Owen’s proposals, time and time again.

Cue Harriet, returning to Dartmouth after thirty years, haunted by the scandal that drove her away and shocked by a legacy that threatens her relationship with her journalist daughter.

Enter Rachel, the mysterious newcomer who has an unexpected chemistry with a local widower, and who sets in motion a chain of events she could never have predicted…

One thing’s for sure, as the autumn tide turns, there’ll be more than one secret laid bare!

Guest Post: 5 tips for Aspiring Writers

1. Write for yourself in the first instance. Don’t think about who will read your book, or trying to write for the market. You need to write from the heart and those two things will come between you and doing that.

2. Read, read and read. Every writer I know is a big reader. If you don’t read how can you expect to write? Analyse every book you read - why you liked it, why it worked for you, why you like a particular author. Also recognise what you don’t like about certain books and why they leave you cold. Don’t just read fiction either - read non-fiction too, like writing how-to books.

3. Banish distractions like FB, Twitter, blogs, from your writing time and get those words down. It’s so easy to think ‘I need to research that a bit more’ and find yourself still researching an hour later when you have to stop and rejoin real life. And some distractions can sap your confidence when you see glowing reviews etc for a book you liked and you begin to feel you could never produce work as good as that. You can but you need to cut the distractions and get in the zone as they say!

4. Find a critique partner if you can - but choose carefully. You both have to be on the same wavelength regarding your work. Another author who writes in the same genre as you is good, one who writes gothic romance while you write contemporary is maybe not a good match. They simply won’t have the same feeling for your kind of work.

5. Learn to love editing, it is so important. In this age of e-books where publishing times tend to be quicker than in traditional publishing, editing is a skill you need to acquire.

The Little Kiosk by the Sea by Jennifer Bohnet is out 6th July (HQ, £7.99). Find out more about Jennifer’s writing at

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