5 Tips On Editing From An Editor

The saying goes something like "good writing is re-writing" - and it's true. Whatever you're writing, your editing skills will make the difference between a decent piece of work and an unreadable hotch-potch of words. As part of my day job, I write and edit online content, and I've been doing it for more years... Continue Reading →

6 Ways To Fight Self Doubt

Some people out there say they've never doubted themselves. These people are lying. Self doubt affects us all, but for some even more than others. As writers, often working alone, immersed in a world we've created without outside input, it can sometimes be a constant battle. And the worst of it is, we're battling with... Continue Reading →

4 Arty Ways To “Draw” Your Story

Some writers just write, others have more creative strings to their bow. I'm always interested in how other art forms can inform your writing. I've looked at using music for soundtrack, and using photographs and images (albeit not ones you've taken). This post is going to be looking at art - more specifically the drawing/painting/sketching ... Continue Reading →

Can Fidgeting Help You Write?

I fidget a lot. It's triggered by a combination of an overactive imagination and anxiety. Anything is fair game to be fiddled with - pens, necklaces, buttons, watch straps, as well as just generally shifting about, no matter if I'm sitting or standing. But can fidgeting help you write? Science would say...maybe. Some research has... Continue Reading →

A Simple Fix For Writer’s Block

We all struggle with writer's block from time to time. There are a few ways you can try to solve it, but the easiest and simplest way? Move. There are a couple of ways you can do this Move yourself Exercising can help with your writing but I know it's not everyone's bottle of energy... Continue Reading →

Stuck For a Writing Idea? Start Digging

You stare into space and wait for an amazing idea to strike. We've all been there. Popular culture would have you believe that inspiration just hits you when you're buying a loaf of bread or weeding your flower beds. Sometimes a spark will appear like Harry Potter wandering down a train aisle and into JK... Continue Reading →

How To Be UN-productive

This post is partly inspired by current events. But truth be told I've been thinking about productivity anyway. We live in a social-media-driven, side-hustle, Youtuber-blogger-Instagrammer world. Everyone has the perfect job, house, car, children, pet, etc, etc. We know it's not real, but that doesn't mean it doesn't get to us, especially when we're looking... Continue Reading →

Can Writing Make you Feel Better?

Everyone has good days and bad days. Some people's bad days are worse than others. And sometimes those bad "days" last weeks, months or even years. In traumatic times, writers often turn to their craft as a way to deal with things. But the therapeutic nature of writing is complicated. Writing can help - but... Continue Reading →

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