Author Archives: Donna-Louise Bishop

About Donna-Louise Bishop

I'm a writer, freelance reporter, creative writing tutor, and blogger, living in the beautiful county of Norfolk UK. In my spare time I am also a wife, a mother to three boys, and a human washing machine.

Into the Deep – 13 Week Streak (Week 1)

Prompt Three couples hire a small boat and a captain for a whale watching tour, but when the boat returns to the dock several hours later, only six people remain on board.   Into the Deep by Donna-Louise Bishop   … Continue reading

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The Prompt Pot – Birds

Welcome to this week’s Prompt Pot writing challenge here at Newshound to Novelist. Loads of you felt inspired by last week’s prompt hills, and you came up with some beautiful pieces that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. A favourite had to … Continue reading

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Letting Go

“And what is it that makes you feel guilty?” I sucked in a breath and held it. That same question had plagued me all week. As the air escaped my mouth, my body sank deeper into the small two-seater sofa … Continue reading

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Author Advice Special – Duncan Stockwell talks about adding some spark to your third act

I plan my books before I write them – before you gasp and recoil, let me reassure you: I’m not going to try and force the importance of planning! What I’d like to do is share a tool that I think may help to strengthen stories … Continue reading

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The Prompt Pot – Hills

Welcome to the second ever Prompt Pot writing challenge here at Newshound to Novelist. A massive thanks to everyone who took part, messaged, and generally got involved and felt inspired. You all rock! And a special shout out to our … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts (a microstory)

Their first hand-in-hand stroll through Hyde Park signaled the beginning of a relationship that ended with a slap to Henry’s face. The diamond ring that donned Charlotte’s finger left a bloodied scratch on his cheek. Years later, holding the jewelry … Continue reading

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That Little Bit Harder

I walk into our house, filled with excitement because it will be clean (it’s a rare sight these days with two children under five). I asked my husband to help with only a couple of chores today but he promised … Continue reading

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The Prompt Pot – Curry

It is finally here! The very first Prompt Pot writing challenge. It is week one of Newshound to Novelist’s new weekly micro fiction feature, and today I pulled from the pot a sky blue strip of paper with the word … Continue reading

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Introducing… The Prompt Pot!

Tucked away in a dark corner of my writing space is something I call my Prompt Pot. It doesn’t get pulled out too often but it has been an absolutely lifesaver when it has made an appearance. This vintage-style jar is … Continue reading

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‘Write your way’ – Barbara Copperthwaite shares her tips with Author Advice

Barbara Copperthwaite is the author of psychological thrillers Invisible and Flowers for the Dead. Both were self-published and have been Amazon best sellers. Continue reading

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