Anouska Knight got a publishing deal with Mills and Boon after winning Racy Reads, a contemporary women's fiction competition on ITV’s Lorraine. Her new novel, Since You’ve Been Gone, is out now!
2. Go somewhere quiet, hide from the kids and get in the zone. Passionate though you are, you will need to concentrate.
3. Use music. Set yourself up a playlist with a mix of songs to reflect the different scenes of your story. You’ll be amazed what music can bring out of you.
4. READ! Read everything, not just the genre you’re writing in but the other stuff too. Funny/sad, heavy/light, gulp it all down.5. When you hit a block, check Tips 2 & 3 have been applied. If Tip 3 flounders, try a glass of red. If that doesn’t work, walk away and do something completely different. Go see your homegirls, watch a movie and come back later. And begin again at Tip 1 :¬)