Books by Glenda Young

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mum's Perfect Day Out


I've a short story called Mum's Perfect Day Out in this week's edition of My Weekly magazine.

It's a story inspired by true events and features two sisters who take their mum on a very special day out.

In fact, it's the one day out that their mum has always wanted to take.

But she isn't there to enjoy it with them...

I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Little Book of Carla Connor


It's been announced today that Alison King is returning to Coronation Street in the role of Carla Connor. Perfect timing then to relive all of Carla's storylines from her very first appearance to her very last via my book I wrote and published last year.

The book is available in paperback as an ebook from Amazon.

BUY IT HERE

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Novel Writing Diary Week 4: Writing and Worrying

This is me as a writer, in my head.


This is me as a writer, in reality. 
Two chapters are written and the third is underway. I'm on a deadline to produce and submit six chapters before I go away on my jollies next month.  That's OK, it's doable. I've done myself a schedule. Ooh, it's a lovely schedule, on a spreadsheet, all colour co-ordinated with a nice font and I love tweaking it and updating it and... 
... it's so easy to get distracted. It's so easy to do anything other than sit down and write. But when I do, I get lost in the power of words, the power of my story, the power of being me as a writer. The me I have always wanted to be. 
(Note to self: that's far too cheesy a thing to be admitting in a public forum).
So the writing is going well, as is the tweaking of the schedule and the colouring-in of the spreadsheet. 
But I'm worrying too. Is there too much dialogue? Not enough? Are the characters coming alive for the reader in the same way that they're alive in my head? How do I move on time? Should I move on time and... oh, hang on...  my spreadsheet needs tweaking again.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Corrie Weekly Update - Diamante M and The Smudges App


I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.

This week in Corrie, could Tracy and Steve be getting back together again?


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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Novel Writing Diary Week 3: Planning and Plotting


I've spent today planning and plotting all 20 chapters of my novel. This is what the floor of my writing study (aka our spare room) looked like this morning.  One piece of paper represents one chapter of the  book.

Eagle-eyed readers might have spotted only 19 sheets of paper above. Aha! That's because I've already had my first chapter accepted, and have been given the go-ahead to finish the book with the first 5 chapters due in a matter of weeks.

Eagle-eyed readers might also spot that chapter 18 looks a bit empty. It was... I've jzuzzed it up a bit since I took the photo.

Tomorrow I am ready to lose myself as I start again to write... and write... and write.

And just when I thought I'd done all of the research that I needed to do,  I met someone at the weekend, a vicar no less. He offered some wonderful stories of the time and the place I am writing about. An afternoon at the vicarage to hear more of his tales has been planned, Biscuits may be involved.

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Corrie weekly update: Slack Alice, Chachi - and Romeo in Overalls


I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.

This week in Corrie, the back room at the Rovers proved its worth in gold.


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