If you've stuck with this through the previous parts of this blog series (research, characters, and plotting) then thank you! As I said at the start of it, I'm always a wee bit suspicious of anything that claims to definitively tell you how to write. But hopefully, my writing advice has been useful to you... Continue Reading →
Collaboration – the Next Big Thing for Writers?
Collaboration is a buzzword of the modern era. These days you don't have to be in the same room or even the same time zone to do it. Internet-based tools mean people can collaborate no matter where they are. But could it be the next big thing for the usually solitary pursuit of writing? Writing a... Continue Reading →
3 Simple Tips to Get Visitors to your Blog (And Keep Them There)
A successful blog needs visitors, and a lot of advice will tell you that fresh, frequent posting is the only way to get them. But this year I had the most visits and visitors to my blog since I started in 2013 - and published half the number of posts I did back then. How?... Continue Reading →
Can Writing by Hand Boost your Creativity?
These days most of us write using a digital device, be it a PC, laptop, or even phone. Before that, we had word processors, typewriters, and the printing press. Each of these inventions has given us the ability to get more words, to more people, in the quickest possible way. But some argue that writing... Continue Reading →
5 Ways you can “Write” without Writing
However much we may want to write, there are times it just isn't happening. And this can make us feel like a failure as the popular view is that writers work feverishly into the wee hours. Even with the best story in the world, this rarely happens. But writing is much more than words on... Continue Reading →