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 →

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 →

Writer’s Block? Move it!

Should you be struggling with your writing Work In Progress, there's one simple way you can shift your writer's block. Move. I don't mean up sticks and move your entire household, nor do I mean doing a funky dance at your desk (although exercising can help). I mean physically moving yourself and your writing to... Continue Reading →

Reading Out Loud

  Reading your writing aloud is well known as an essential part of the editing process. But what about reading other people's writing out loud? You may not have done it since you were a child, but I think that reading other people's work can help you write better. You get to know what works... Continue Reading →

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