Joey Writes...

Joey has written several pieces on different parts of , what she calls, "The Creative Process". Below is a master list of each piece along with a link to where they can be found on her blog.
 
THE CREATIVE PROCESS
March 30th 2013 - Distractions
March 31st 2013 - Writer's Block
April 2nd 2013 - Word Counts
April 5th 2013 - Planning
April 8th 2013 - Inspiration
April 9th 2013 - Writing A Series
April 10th 2013 - Writing Two Books At Once
April 12th 2013 - Research 
May 11th 2013 - When Inspiration Strikes
May 11th 2013 - Taming Your Muse
May 13th 2013 - Moulding Your Characters 
May 13th 2013 - Choosing Names 
May 14th 2013 - Sacrifices
May 18th 2013 - Plot Devices 
May 22nd 2013 - Sorting The Good From The Bad 
June 2nd 2013 - Thinking Outside The Box 
June 7th 2013 - Comfort Zone 
June 21st 2013 - You Always Remember Your First 
July 2nd 2013 - Choosing A Genre
July 6th 2013 - Location, Location, Location
July 16th 2013 - Time Periods 
August 19th 2013 - Dating Stories
August 21st 2013 - Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies: The Ending
August 27th 2013 - Cameos & Easter Eggs
September 3rd 2013 - Choosing Your Writing Spot
September 8th 2013 - Deadlines, Schedules & Routines 
September 19th 2013 - Being a Writer & Being Chronically Ill 
September 23rd 2013 - Working Nine to Five
November 19th 2013 - Managing Your Writing & Your Life
December 3rd 2013 - The Many Hats Of An Indie Author
December 5th 2013 - Writing Too Much At Once 
December 18th 2013 - A Perfect Writing Day 
December 19th 2013 - 5 Reasons to NOT Become a Writer 
December 22nd 2013 - 5 Reasons to Become a Writer
January 1st 2014 - How To Nurture Your Plot Bunnies & Your Muse
January 9th 2014 - Five Things You Should Always Write About
January 14th 2014 - Five Things You Should Never Write About
January 15th 2014 - Pen, Keyboard, Tablet: The Many Ways To Write A Book
January 21st 2014 - Music While You Write
February 13th 2014 - That Lightbulb Moment
February 19th 2014 - My Internal Critic: How Neil Affected My Career
March 1st 2014 - My Internal Critic: How I Dealt With Neil
March 16th 2014 - Those Moments When You're Half-Asleep 
March 18th 2014 - The Keyboard Is On Fire: Entering The "Zone" 
March 24th 2014 - Reading: Does It Help You As A Writer? 
March 31st 2014 - Writing In Pain: How Chronic Pain Affects My Work 
April 2nd 2014 - Being A Disabled Writer 
April 7th 2014 - Why Is Representation Important? 
May 1st 2015 - Making Your Ideas Work: When You Start Off Too Big 
May 17th 2015 - Making Your Ideas Work: When You Start Off Too Small 
August 14th 2015 - Info-Dumping And Why You Shouldn't Do It 
December 12th 2015 - Keeping Motivated & Avoiding Losing Your Spark 
December 19th 2015 - Juggling Responsibilities & Staying On Track
February 10th 2016 - It Takes As Long As It Takes
March 10th 2016 - It's Supposed To Be Fun, Right?
September 14th 2016 - Juggling Ideas 
February 27th 2017 - Drawing Inspiration From Life 
May 8th 2017 - Being A Hybrid 
May 15th 2017 - "Oh You Should Never Do That."
May 29th 2017 - Writing Every Day
June 19th 2017 - On Mental Health
July 3rd 2017 - How's The Writing Going, Joey: Revisited
July 10th 2017 - Tales From My Sick Bed: Writing Must Go On  
July 24th 2017 - Tales From My Sick Bed: So When Will I Get Better?
July 31st 2017 - Social Media As A Writer 
August 14th 2017 - 12 Years Published
August 21st 2017 - Writing Different Characters  
August 28th2017 - Backstories & Character Building
September 4th 2017 - Why You Should Show & Not Just Tell

April 12th 2014 - Search History
April 22nd 2014 - Things I Shouldn't Know
April 29th 2014 - How Many Ways Can You Kill Someone? 
May 6th 2014 - Maybe I Should Get A Hobby... 
July 8th 2014 - How Violent Is Too Violent? 
November 9th 2014 - When Your Friends Ask You About Murder 
November 27th 2014 - Has This Been Done Before? 
January 1st 2015 - When Research Becomes Unhealthy 
January 30th 2017 - Seeing Crime Everywhere
March 6th 2017 - Do I Need To Kill [Character]?
April 24th 2017 - Making The Dots Join Up 
June 5th 2017 - Fitting The Crime To Your Story 
September 11th 2017 - Going To The Dark Side 


May 10th 2014 - Sleep Is Optional, Right?
May 16th 2014 - Outsourcing Is Expensive
June 13th 2014 - 24hrs Isn't Enough 
June 26th 2014 - Sometimes, Book Research Isn't Enough 
August 5th 2014 - Selling Your Image 
August 13th 2014 - Spreading Yourself Too Thin 
September 1st 2014 - Making Connections
October 16th 2014 - Giveaways, Events, Oh My!
December 3rd 2014 - Getting Reviews & Promotions 
January 27th 2015 - Writing Every Day 
February 6th 2017 - Juggling Writing & Admin
April 3rd 2017 - Marketing Yourself 
April 17th 2017 - When You Want To Give Up
May 22nd 2017 - Guest Blogs, Interview & Everything Else 
August 7th 2017 - Signings & Conventions 


May 23rd 2014 - Writing Whilst Sick
May 30th 2014 - Writing In Hospital 
July 5th 2014 - Writing During Attacks
July 15th 2014 - Learning To Say No
July 18th 2014 - When You're Too Sick To Write
September 14th 2014 - Writing When You Can
November 4th 2014  - Worrying About The Future And Your Writing 
November 20th 2014 - Worrying About Deadlines 
December 19th 2014 - When Your Meds Interfere
February 11th 2015 - Identifying As A Spoonie Writer
February 13th 2017 - Avoiding Stress While Writing
March 13th 2017 - Making The Most Of Your Downtime
April 10th 2017 - Setbacks Happen 
May 1st 2017 - Sick Olympics (And What That Means For You)
September 18th 2017 - Signings & You 

April 7th 2016 - How I Started Writing
April 14th 2016 - Why Young Adult?
April 21st 2016 -  Why The Crime & Mystery Genre?
April 28th 2016 -  Why The Romance Genre?
May 7th 2016 -  Why The Paranormal Genre?
May 14th 2016 -  Why An Indie Author?
May 21st 2016 - How I Write
May 28th 2016 -  Where My Inspiration Comes From
June 7th 2016 -  My Characters
June 14th 2016 - How I Juggle Chronic Illness & Writing
June 21st 2016 - Why I Write Two Books At Once
June 28th 2016 - Eight Down; How Many More To Go?
July 7th 2016 - Writing Waiting On You
July 14th 2016 - How Long Will I Write For?
July 21st 2016 - Why Don't I Release All The Ones I've Written?
July 28th 2016 - Fifteen Years As A Writer: Where Next?
August 7th 2016 - Tips For Aspiring Authors
August 14th 2016 - What Do I Love About Writing?
August 21st 2016 - Dealing With Writer's Block
August 28th 2016 -   My Hopes & Dreams As An Author



THE AFTER PROCESS
April 15th 2013 - Beta Readers
April 18th 2013 - Editing Your Work
April 19th 2013 - Publishing Your Work
April 21st 2013 - Promoting Your Work 
May 5th 2013 - Tracking Sales
September 16th 2014 - Choosing Your Editor 
October 7th 2014 - Choosing To Go The Indie Route 
November 12th 2015 - Approaching Blogs For Reviews 
January 11th 2016 - How To Deal With Negative Reviews
February 18th 2016 - How Do You Know When It's Done? 
February 20th 2017 - Making A Name For Yourself 
March 20th 2017 - Release Day: Just The Beginning



WRITING CREATIVE CHARACTERS
May 8th 2013 - BLACKOUT - Writing Tally & Lisa 
May 10th 2013 - DYING THOUGHTS SERIES - Writing Tara & Kaolin
June 21st 2013 - THE FRIENDSHIP TRIANGLE - Writing Chloe, Sarah & Charlotte 
December 28th 2013 - LYNNE & HOPE - Writing Lynne & Hope 
September 29th 2014 - WAITING ON YOU - Writing Angelina & Zack 
October 16th 2016 - DESTINATION: UNKNOWN - Writing Harriet & Dot
June 12th 2017 - IT'S NOT ALWAYS RAINBOWS - Writing Cat & Jayden
June 26th 2017 - IT'S NOT ALWAYS RAINBOWS - Writing Alex & Ahmed 


This page will be updated as Joey adds more subjects, if you'd like to suggest a subject for her to write a piece on, feel free to email her at bugbooks@virginmedia.com

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