4 Ways to Cope With Criticism

Put anything you create out into the great wild world and you'll be guaranteed to get some criticism back. If you're lucky it will be of the useful "constructive" variety, but it's likely some of it won't be. No-one's writing is ever universally liked or without the potential to offend. But even though it comes... Continue Reading →

5 Things You Need to be a Writer

Whether you believe writers are born or made (and I think it's a little bit of both), there are certain traits I think all writers should cultivate. Some may come naturally, others may need a bit of work. But they'll help you be the best writer you can be. 1) Happy in your own company... Continue Reading →

6 Ways to get to Inspired

It would be nice if the muse appeared just when we needed her - but the muse 'ain't that nice. Inspiration rarely drops in uninvited. Even that initial spark of an idea you had didn't actually come from no-where. It could have been trolling around your subconscious for a while. But your brain can only... Continue Reading →

8 Self-care Tips for Writers

You can't turn on the TV or flip through a magazine without being told how unhealthy we're all becoming. And whilst no-one has the perfect lifestyle, writing isn't the healthiest occupation there is. Yes, you're exercising your mind and being creative, but are you taking care of yourself in other ways? Whether you write full-time... 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. If you're feeling low, it can be a struggle to do anything, least of all something creative. But sometimes writing can help make the dark a bit more bearable.... Continue Reading →

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