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 →
Reading Out Loud
A good writer has to be a big reader. But I think a good writer also needs to get comfortable with the sound of their own voice. Yes, you need to start reading out loud. But why? I hear you whisper. I hear you (just). Writers, on the whole, are quiet folk (alright Oscar Wilde... Continue Reading →
The One Page You Need On Your Blog
There are a lot of blogs out there vying for attention. So how do you quickly let people know why your blog is the one for them? With content that a lot of people overlook - your "About" page. Your posts are not enough "Wait a minute," I hear you say, "what about my posts?... Continue Reading →
8 Tips to Help You Write at Work
Writing around a day-job can be tricky. Unless you're a real morning person or a true night owl, your potentially productive daylight hours are taken up with working rather than writing. But if you're smart you make writing at work, work for you. Here are 8 helpful tips. 1) Have a plan As time is... Continue Reading →
How to write*
*May not be an actual guide to writing. Ok, so that title is a bit misleading. This isn't exactly a post about how to write. That would be a bit ambitious for a single blog post. This post is reviewing two writing how-to books; "On Writing" by Stephen King and "How Not To Write" by... Continue Reading →
9 Tools Every Writer Needs
To start writing you need three things; something to write on, something to write with, and an idea. But that makes it sound easy, and writing is not easy (fun, fulfilling, wonderful yes. Easy? Hell no). So frankly there's nothing wrong with using anything you can to help you out. Read on for nine of... Continue Reading →
Is the The Elements of Style the Only Book on Writing you Need?
This is possibly the most famous 'book about writing' there is; William Struck Jr. and E.B. White's The Elements of Style. I didn't read this book at the start of my writing journey, although I'd heard of it before and knew it was supposed to be the book about writing. It's one of a few books... Continue Reading →
Are you a Digital Hoarder?
When I was younger, I was a bit of a hoarder. In my tiny bedroom, I kept a number of collections, from the usual (stamps, boxes, dolls) to the slightly weirder (sugar cubes from our family holidays). Everything was organised but there was still a lot of it and not all of it was really... Continue Reading →
New Year, New Writing Resolutions – How to Avoid Failure
I'm a little late here, but I want to just talk about New Year’s Resolutions. We make ‘em, we break 'em – that’s true for me and I expect it’s true for a lot of other people as well. Every year we make ourselves all sorts of promises – to loose weight, get fitter, get... Continue Reading →
Get Paid to Do Your Own Writers Retreat!
Like a lot of writers, I have a day job so I don't have to live in a box eating my own toenails. I fit my writing in when I can, usually in the evenings. The idea of going on a writer's retreat is certainly appealing. But these retreats don't come cheap. So I started... Continue Reading →