Good morning my writer friends!

I don’t know what it is about the dark evenings and long nights that makes me think of secrets…

I’ve taken this week’s writing tip from our November Writing Challenge. (If you want to do the last couple of weeks, feel free – sign up here.)

I hope you find it useful!

Children love secrets. A secret island, a secret friend, a secret garden, a secret passage… all these make wonderful additions to children’s/teens’ stories.

Another type of secret could be a super power – perhaps one of your characters can fly, see in the dark, or anticipate disasters… but nobody else knows. Maybe someone knows where the treasure is hidden, why mum cries at night, or where grandpa hides his magic lantern. The secret can be good or bad… The possibilities are endless, and they will all add something extra to your story! Could you add a secret to your story?

It’s time to set your imagination free! If you’re working on a manuscript: Consider how you could add a secret to your story, and write it in. It could be a big secret or a little secret – it’s up to you. If you’re writing for fun: Write a mini story about a character with a secret. Maybe it’s even biographical! Enjoy, my friends, and I’ll see you here again soon. 🙂

Every blessing,


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