7 Tips On Editing From An Editor

It's probably the most common saying about writing there is; "good writing is re-writing". Actually writing the story is a large part of the battle, but it's your editing skills that 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... Continue Reading →

Time For A Change In Wordland

Hello, followers (and people just browsing). Since around mid-2019, I've aimed to post a new blog once a week, and for the most part, I've succeeded. Sticking to this posting schedule has borne some fruit. In fact if you're on your own blogging journey, consistency really does help! I've got 741 followers (hello!) and I'm... Continue Reading →

6 Bits Of “Bad” Writing Advice

There's no fool-proof formula to being a successful writer (no matter what anyone says) - and of course, "success" differs for everyone anyway. I often post advice and tips about writing on this blog, but these are never must-dos - they're suggestions to try out. That's what advice is meant to be. That being said,... Continue Reading →

This Writing Life – Expectation Vs Reality

Writing spot ExpectationReality"I'll have a room just for me, full of books, with a desk and a view, maybe an armchair...""I have a laptop, a smidge of clear space on the sofa, and ten minutes - let's do this." Research ExpectationReality"I'll put together a comprehensive list of things to research and wiz through it, no... Continue Reading →

A Writer’s Guide To Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung and traditionally this is the time of year when we get ourselves sorted - or at least try to. Yes, we get busy putting our houses, flats, vans etc, in order. A spring clean is about getting rid of old stuff, uncovering things we usually ignore, and starting afresh after hunkering down... Continue Reading →

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