The Ultimate List of Literary Journals in the UK and US: Where to Submit Your Writing

The final stage in any writer’s checklist is simultaneously the most important one: selecting the right literary magazine to send your carefully crafted piece of prose to. But choosing the … Continue reading The Ultimate List of Literary Journals in the UK and US: Where to Submit Your Writing

Build Your Own Free Creative Writing Course Part 1: Description

So I did a post the other week on whether or not you should study a Creative Writing MA (or slightly longer ago now, I’ve moved house and started working … Continue reading Build Your Own Free Creative Writing Course Part 1: Description

Should I Do A Creative Writing MA?

Creative Writing MA’s have got a bit of a mixed reputation. Some see it as an exercise of the blind leading the blind, by which I mean unpublished writers telling … Continue reading Should I Do A Creative Writing MA?

Is Scrivener Worth The Money? Scrivener: A Review

When I was doing NaNoWriMo back in 2014, they had a discount code for Scrivener. I saw it and I thought to myself: what the hell is that? Didn’t Google it, didn’t click … Continue reading Is Scrivener Worth The Money? Scrivener: A Review

Why Symbolism is Beautiful (And Why You Should Be Using It)

Way back at the beginning of term (I’m in the Transnational Creative Writing Masters Programme at Stockholm University) we had an awesome workshop from Cassie Gonzales. She was talking about … Continue reading Why Symbolism is Beautiful (And Why You Should Be Using It)

Why I’ve Moved From Team Pantser to Team Plotter

There’s an age old debate amongst writers: do you plan, or do you pants? To plan or not to plan… that is the question – Definitely Not Shakespeare Well, I was firmly … Continue reading Why I’ve Moved From Team Pantser to Team Plotter

Why You Get Stuck When Writing (And How to Unstick Yourself)

Spoiler alert: editing sucks. Especially if you’re editing a 90,000 word novel that tends to get a little bit lost around the midway point. That’s when you end up having … Continue reading Why You Get Stuck When Writing (And How to Unstick Yourself)

Flash Fiction Challenge: Why Is It So Hard To Accept When The Party’s Over?

Here’s a little something I’ve written as part of Chuck Wendig’s most recent flash fiction challenge. If you don’t already follow his blog you definitely should because it’s awesome. This … Continue reading Flash Fiction Challenge: Why Is It So Hard To Accept When The Party’s Over?

Writing When You Don’t Want To Write

In a previous post, we looked at the difference between writers and non-writers. A writer is anyone who puts pen to paper (or more likely, fingertip to key) and gets … Continue reading Writing When You Don’t Want To Write