For me, Matt Haig summed it up when he said writers block = writer’s indecision. I don’t believe in writer’s block. I believe in things in life that stop you writing or make it harder. In the lure of procrastination. In a lack of confidence. I believe in how on [...]
1. WRITE. It’s so easy to do anything but. So sit your butt down and get those words out.
2. Everything you write can be changed. This is both a daunting and liberating concept. Try and focus more on the liberating side and rest safe in the knowledge that you can edit later. For now, [...]
I orginally wrote this post for the Author AllSorts blog, but thought I’d share it here too
Hi everyone! So happy to be talking to you today from the awesomness that is Author Allsorts, about one of my favourite writing topics – worldbuilding.
I am a sucker for science fiction and [...]
They’re sneaky things, characters, aren’t they? You think you know them, that you know where they’re taking the story, and then BOOM!
A hidden past! A terrible secret! A link to another character you never saw coming!
As a writer who’s a mix of plotter and pantster, I love it [...]
Hi everyone! Today I just wanted to shoot out a quick post for any unagented, unpublished UK writer’s out there. My publisher Hot Key are holding their very first Weekend Writer’s Workshop on February 23rd and 24th 2013, and applications are now open! Here’s what they say they’ll do for you …
“The right mentoring [...]
Ok, so no story can be perfect perfect, but this advert is a fantastic example of wonderful storytelling. There’s a lot us writers can learn from it about crafting stories. It has all the right ingredients to make it a stunner, and pulls them together with style and elegance, and for something that is just [...]