Our guests are a multi talented bunch, we know that, and recently it’s come to our attention that there’s an author among you. Sutton Coldfield-based Sally Jenkins is a regular visitor to Nidd Hall with her mother and sister. Her third book, published by the Book Guild, has just been released and is now available from major online retailers, high street bookshops and in e-book format
Sally's top novel writing tips
- Read a lot in your chosen genre
- Join a writers’ group to learn from others and get feedback on your work
- Write the first draft quickly without worrying about quality. The words can be perfected in second and subsequent drafts
- Set a completion deadline for the novel in order to keep focussed on finishing
- Each character’s name should begin with a different letter – it makes life easier for the reader!