5 Ways to Describe Your Characters

Your characters guide your readers through your writing. They're who they like, love, hate, or puzzle over. So you need to dedicate a bit of your book to describing them. But your character descriptions shouldn't just be a list of attributes - you're not a witness to a crime! So how do you effectively and... Continue Reading →

6 Tips For Writing On Holiday

Come the summer, our thoughts naturally turn to holidays, or vacations, or whatever word you have for a longish period of time off. Many things get put on the back burner to accommodate this and that can include writing. But that doesn't mean you stop wanting to write. After all for many of us, a... Continue Reading →

Update On The Cauldron Trilogy

It's been a quite while since I posted anything specifically about my Work in Progress, "The Cauldron Trilogy". I'm happy to say I've finished the first draft or the first book, and something I've called the "pre-edit". I'm now working on the first proper edit and taking a more meticulous approach than I've done for... Continue Reading →

6 Ways To Get Inspired To Write

It would be nice if your writing muse appeared whenever they were needed. But unfortunately the inspiration to write rarely crops up at the perfect time. The truth is you usually have to go find your writing inspiration. Even that initial spark of a book didn't actually come from nowhere. The idea was probably wandering... Continue Reading →

How To Manage Writers Guilt

When you're a writer, you may well occasionally feel guilty. In our driven society, it's not unusual to feel like this if you're doing anything that isn't "work" but is vaguely important to you. So how do you cope with it? Here are five common writing "guilts" and how to manage them. 1) Spending too... Continue Reading →

Why Writing Needs “Alone Time”

If you're a writer, you're going to spend a good bit of time on your own. It's a cliche to say writers are introverts - but it's true to say you've got to be comfortable in your own company. Society isn't exactly understanding of this though. So if you want to be a writer you'll... Continue Reading →

6 Things You DON’T Need To Be A Writer

Writing should be simple - pen, paper, write (or screen, keyboard, write). But like pretty much everything in life, we humans have tried to make it complicated. We've put up barriers that prospective writers have to vault over in order to be considered "proper" writers. And whilst I think there are some things you do... Continue Reading →

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