Nurture or nature? Does anyone have any answers? #paradox #paranormal #timeslipnovels #timetravel

by Louise Wise   I tend to write about lonely, could-have-psychological-problems characters who mingle with the ‘normal’ so my books have a dark edge, and my latest book is no different, but it has got me thinking about the human … Continue reading

Have a book to promote? Link it here! #authors #writers #paranormal #ghosts

If any one is interested in writing a short ‘n’ sharp paragraph of paranormal true events (could be while researching your book or a reason why you wrote the book in the first place!) send it to wiselouise(AT) for it to be placed on this blog. Continue reading

Only #99c for readers who loved the Time Traveler’s Wife – Wide Awake Asleep #bookboost #soulmate

‘Past events can be changed but one must be careful of how one does it because it’ll impact on the rest of one’s life.’—Dáire Quin, Modify your Destiny if you Must, 2003 Wide Awake Asleep No one saw Julie’s car … Continue reading

If you liked the #Brit series Life on Mars, you’ll like Wide Awake Asleep #kindleUnlimited #timetravel #timeslips #coma

Free on Kindle Unlimited… Wide Awake Asleep If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up where you least expect Village girl Julie Compton couldn’t wait to leave Potterspury, her mum, boyfriend and best friend when they turned against … Continue reading

‘The soul never was, and never will be, intact with your body.’ ― Dáire Quin, Study of Astral Travel, 1989 #timetravel #paranormal #fiction

‘When one is lost, one should go back and retrace one’s steps.’ ― Dáire Quin, Time Travel Does Exist, 2001 WIDE AWAKE ASLEEP No one saw Julie’s car leave the road, no one saw her crash into the watery ditch, … Continue reading

Louise Wise’s new time-travel romance out for Christmas!

Coming soon… Village girl Julie Compton couldn’t wait to leave Potterspury, neither could she wait to turn her back on her mum, boyfriend and best friend when they cruelly conspired against her and turned her cossetted life upside down and inside … Continue reading

Returning to Eden’s prehistoric #scifi saga that stole the hearts of #readers everywhere.

‘I’m scared’, Fly had said. He was never scared. He was her hero. Her rugged hero made up from all the romance books she’d read. Big, bold and beautiful—in an alien kind of way. Jenny’s from Earth. Fly’s from Itor. … Continue reading

The worst thing you can say to someone with #depression is ‘pull yourself together’.

‘I’m not angry, moody or resentful. I just don’t like people.’ – Valerie Anthrope. ‘Oh no, I’ve Fallen in Love! comes a warm, tear-jerking story of strong women, bad-turned-good men and the power of friendship. Valerie’s life has been one of … Continue reading

‘Is it in?’ – A Proper Charlie #romcom #british #badsex #cheapbooks

 A Proper Charlie is a contemporary romance and sums up what the genre is all about: fun, ‘finding yourself’ and relationships.   Charlie Wallis is a ditzy redhead but her heart is in the right place. Without a family, she was … Continue reading

The devil that is social media

You are my favourite waste of time. Yes, YOU, my cyber friends.

How many of you are logging on today with the idea to write?
How many have checked and rechecked their emails, had a look on Twitter or
posted something banal on Facebook and then waited for replies?

Hands up! Who’s guilty of procrastination?

What time was it when you sat down to write? Ten minutes
ago? Thirty? An hour? Be honest now. Time has an annoying way of being there
one moment, and vanishing the next so I wouldn’t be surprised if you said
longer than even an hour!

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Latest release – June 2012

So why do we procrastinate? What’s so scary about opening
the document of our novel and cracking on? It doesn’t necessarily mean your
novel is rubbish, it’s just that deep down we know how much work there is
involved in putting it all together.

Readers won’t know how much like a jigsaw typescripts are.
Bits of scenes here, characterisation there, author notes, bits highlighted,
bits underlined. It’s enough to make the water in your eyes dry up! Eeek!

So what can we do about it? It’s easy really. Unconnect from
your server and don’t reconnect until your novel’s (at least) 20,000 words
further in. Easier said than done though. That urge to check into Twitter, just
for five minutes, won’t go away. And once you do “check in” that five minutes
has soon turned to twenty!

I mean, look at me, I’m writing this rather than continuing
with my novel! Somehow, writing an article on procrastination is easier than
opening my book. Why? I’m in love with the idea for my book, my character is
feisty, the setting brilliant and the plot is dynamite!  So what’s stopping me?


I’m stopping me.

There is nothing wrong with my typescript, and I expect it’s
the same with yours.  I just LOVE social
media so much it’s become an interference. I love the prettiness of Pinterest,
the family that is Facebook, the links I can collect on Twitter and the opportunity
of sharing  posts and articles on

When I’m not part of it I feel I’m missing something.

Here are my three tips that I plan to use:

  1. Make ‘playtimes’ on
    the Internet a reward for writing 10K or more words.
  2. Get into a routine;
    write in the evenings (or mornings, afternoons, whatever suits best) and
    make this an absolute writing
    time. Not playtime (or marketing or whatever it’s called!). Writing is
    just that – writing.
  3. If rewards don’t
    work, I will try a punishment! If I don’t manage my quota for the week
    then there WON’T be a special treat at the end of the week.
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Louise Wise is the author of Eden, A Proper Charlie and her newest release The Fall of the Misanthrope: I bitch, therefore I am. She has also written a non-fiction book based on articles from this blog: So You Want an Author Platform?