Joined 4 years ago from England
I'm Miranda Stork, and I'm addicted. Addicted to writing and reading books, anyway. And chocolate, but that's another issue - no interventions, please. I'm a little eccentric, but only in the most lovable way. By day, I'm a writer, but I also have a passion for history - especially anything ancient - and cooking.
I live in the middle of a forest in North Yorkshire, spending my spare time as the wild woman of the woods, scaring small children and upsetting the sheep. On the days that I feel like being civilized, or I haven't got any unicorns to ride, I sit down and pour the tumbling thoughts in my head out onto digital paper. Mainly the thoughts and characters come out in paranormal form, with a good smattering of romance, because everyone likes a good cuddle. But you can also find strong elements of thrillers, myths, and even dystopia amongst the pages of all my novels. I've wanted to write books ever since I first realised that fairytales were not the newspapers of the fairy kingdom, but the imaginings of actual people who wanted to tell fancy made-up stories to other people. From that moment, I was hooked.
Why do I write? Good question. It might be easier to just keep the stories in my head, or even just to write them for myself. But I want to share them. There is no greater delight for a writer than when a reader devours your book, and declares, "Something in that novel resonated with me. And I want MORE." So grab your lucky clover and a baseball bat (there's some nasty paranormal creatures where we're going), eat the cookie with 'eat me' tagged on it, and enter through the tiny door into the world of Miranda Stork...
4 years ago
We've all had writer's block every now and then, but it needn't stop the writing! Here are 15 ways, whether mad or simple, to help you find inspiration and get going on that bestseller again.
4 years ago
They are both the most elusive, and the most fun to write. But a good memorable character is a tricky thing to pin down - hopefully, there's a few tips here that might help you with yours!
4 years ago
A comprehensive guide to writing a synopsis that will catch the attention of an agent or publisher, and hopefully get you off that slush pile!
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