Woodville Parish Council

Welcome to Woodville

A village in Kent that you won’t find on any map.
Home to the Witches of Woodville

How Long Can You Write For? And When Should You Stop?

How Long Can You Write For? And When Should You Stop?

How much writing can you get done in a day before your brain starts to melt? I’ve picked up a few tips over the years that might help… TRANSCRIPT: Hello folks. We writers talk a lot about writing habits, writing every day or writing regularly. But let’s have a think...
Words To Cut To Make Your Prose More Punchy

Words To Cut To Make Your Prose More Punchy

Want to make your prose more punchy? Try cutting a few of those filler and filter words. Note: these aren’t hard and fast rules. Of course you can use adjectives and adverbs whenever you like. But if you’re editing, it’s not a bad idea to trim as many as possible....
You’ve Written “The End”… Now What?

You’ve Written “The End”… Now What?

I finished the first draft of my novel this week… but what happens next? Jump right in to edit? Or… TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks, I typed these beautiful words earlier this week… (The End) Of course, this is nothing like the end. This is a raggedy mess...
The First Round of Edits Are Away!

The First Round of Edits Are Away!

Why do I love editors? Because they help me create a better book. I’ve spent the last week or so in the first round of edits for my next book Babes in the Wood, and here’s what I learned… TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks, Mark Stay here. Last time we talked, I’d just started...