New Year's is right around the corner, and with it comes the drive to push ourselves further. This year has been a tumultuous one for me. My dog and I moved from the North West of England to the middle of the east coast of the USA. To say it has been bonkers is an… Continue reading 2019 Writer Challenges.
Writers, like all creatives, often suffer from low self esteem. But there are also times when we feel unstoppable. John Lennon put it best when he said "Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty." This quote probably feels as personal to most writers as… Continue reading Start Taking Yourself Seriously as a Writer.
December is finally here! Some of you have completed NaNoWriMo, some of you didn't make it, and some didn't attempt it. Today I want to look at what comes next for novel writers. What do we do with ourselves now that the official Novel Writing Month is over for another year? Option 1: You… Continue reading Writing is for life, not just for November
Writing a novel- whether it takes a month, a year or a decade- is a grueling, daunting task. At times it's exhilarating! You're typing at a million words per minute, creating worlds, people, conflicts. But then sometimes it's like um... you can't even remember ... how to … Continue reading Just… keep… writing…
"And what would you say are your worst qualities?" It's the question we all dread when it comes to interviews. Pointing out our flaws to someone whose job it is to scrutinize our character is almost impossible to do honestly. "I work too hard," "I'm such a perfectionist," Come on. No one believes the standard… Continue reading Deeply Flawed Diamonds.