Alan Baker posted a message to Lyndsay HammersleyHi Lyndsay. Thanks very much for giving Dyatlov Pass 4 stars. I'm glad you liked it. Actually, I ...Hi Lyndsay. Thanks very much for giving Dyatlov Pass 4 stars. I'm glad you liked it. Actually, I was a bit apprehensive when you mentioned that you like crime novels, since it veers so much into science fiction territory towards the end! By the way, have you thought anymore about doing some writing yourself? (more)
Anna Lewis posted a message to Lyndsay HammersleyHi Lyndsay - hope you are enjoying CompletelyNovel. Have you read any of the Martian Ambassador b...Hi Lyndsay - hope you are enjoying CompletelyNovel. Have you read any of the Martian Ambassador by Alan Baker - I just got to the end and really enjoyed it! Would love to hear your thoughts. (more)
Bryony Allen posted a message to Lyndsay HammersleyHi Lyndsay,
Sorry for the slightly late reply to your message, things have ...Hi Lyndsay,
Sorry for the slightly late reply to your message, things have been a bit busy as I teach during the week. I think the most important thing with regards to wanting to write is to be a passionate reader. So it would seem you have the first building block in place. This coupled with some imagination and patience should see you on the right tracks. Creative writing courses are a good way to add an extra dimension to anything you may write, it will at least allow you to have others critique any work you produce.
In respect of the Writers Bureau I can speak from experience, my husband actually bought me the creative writing course they offer last year as a gift! I have completed a few assignments already and intend to continue as time allows but so far I don't have anything negative to say. If you really want to write, go for it. It goes without saying that it is competitive out there but so are many other things, you just need to produce something good, believe and get a lucky break it would appear.