Tip 5: How to craft loveable characters

This week we’re talking characters and three simple ways to make your characters more loveable.

National Writing Day Prompt List

It’s National Writing Day! And to celebrate I’ve pulled together my favourite resources for writing prompts, ideas and starters-for-ten, perfect for when your well of creative ideas feels like it’s … Continue reading National Writing Day Prompt List

The Terror of Submitting Your First Piece of Fiction

I did something truly insane today. I submitted a piece of work to The New Yorker. It was a piece I’ve been working on for about two months now, a … Continue reading The Terror of Submitting Your First Piece of Fiction

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

Why You Should Quit Your Job And Move Country On A Whim

Life altering decisions aren’t always made after lots of careful thought and planning. In an oft repeated cliché, I made mine on New Year’s Eve, after being faced with the … Continue reading Why You Should Quit Your Job And Move Country On A Whim