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 5 Ways you can “Write” without Writing

3 Ways Writers can use Instagram

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Websites and apps can be more of a hindrance than a help when it comes to writing. But just as Pinterest can help writers, so can Instagram. Plenty of people shy away from it, pointing out that the unrealistic view of reality it promotes isn't exactly healthy. But the same can be said of everything… Continue reading 3 Ways Writers can use Instagram

4 Roadblocks to your Writing – And 4 ways to Steamroll them!

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For every writing problem you have, there is an answer. Not necessarily an easy answer that involves lamps and Genies but an answer nevertheless. Here are four common roadblocks that stop you from writing - and four ways to steamroll them flat. 1) I don't have time to write When I was younger, there was a… Continue reading 4 Roadblocks to your Writing – And 4 ways to Steamroll them!

How Long should it take to Write a Book?

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I worked on my first book for three years. Three years. And at roughly 45,000 odd words it’s not exactly War and Peace. Of course, my little old book had to be put into stasis more than once. I’ve been working and there have been house moves and life changes a-plenty in this time. Still,… Continue reading How Long should it take to Write a Book?

Why Exercise is good for a Writer

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Exercise. Some people love it, some people would rather sit on broken glass than do all that jumping about. It would be stereotypical to suggest that all writers are in the latter camp, but there's no getting away from the fact that writing involves a lot of staying still to get the words on paper.… Continue reading Why Exercise is good for a Writer

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 New Year, New Writing Resolutions – How to Avoid Failure