7 Tips For Writing Diverse Books

Whether it's the hashtag du jour or not, all authors need to think about diversity when writing. There's a whole range of people out there and, as you might have heard, representation matters. Here are some tips to think about. 1) All Books Can Be Diverse Black people existed before slavery, gay people were around... Continue Reading →

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 →

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