Posts with writing tips, tricks and suggestions.

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

Problems with Writing: Characterisation

So a few weeks ago I submitted a piece of writing to The New Yorker. I had been working on it for a while and this means that the editing process … Continue reading Problems with Writing: Characterisation

Writing Prompt Challenge – Week 1

Hey lovely writers! So I was having a think about creating some writing prompts and posting it up here. It’ll be an exercise that I do, as well as something … Continue reading Writing Prompt Challenge – Week 1

What’s the Difference Between a Writer and a Pretender?

I had a poetry lecture today, which I was dreading. Poetry for me brings back memories of exams in a dusty sports hall with the lingering smell of old socks; … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between a Writer and a Pretender?

The 10,000 Word Itch (or What To Do When You Come Up With A New Book Idea Whilst Writing A Different Book)

You’re in a relationship. You’ve been together three months. You’re starting to get to know each other, you’ve had quite a few dates – and things are starting to go … Continue reading The 10,000 Word Itch (or What To Do When You Come Up With A New Book Idea Whilst Writing A Different Book)

Why All Writers Have Two Personalities

You wouldn’t think a Masters in Creative Writing would lead you to the conclusion that you’re schizophrenic. Or at least, not immediately. You’d want to work up to that after … Continue reading Why All Writers Have Two Personalities

The Freefall Moment of Going Freelance

I am in freefall. I knew it was going to happen, but somehow that didn’t make the actual happening part any easier. My final pay check came through and now I … Continue reading The Freefall Moment of Going Freelance