Feeling the need to Write?

Since the lockdown started, I have seen an increase in requests for 1-1 coaching, along with a rise in mailing list for courses. Great news for my business, but when I enquire as to why now, the answer has often been the same. “I have the time now, so no excuses, right?” Yes and no.Continue reading “Feeling the need to Write?”

Ready to Rise Again.

I’m a huge music fan. Normally it has to be LOUD, lots of guitar and drums. Occasionally, I need to take the time out and relax. I say occasionally, as I find this something very difficult to do. He himself, exists like he is permanently hypnotised, in that way you say ‘sleep’ and he is,Continue reading “Ready to Rise Again.”

The First Novel.

I can honestly say, I had hoped I would get it done sooner. But I didn’t. It wasn’t a total fail, after all I HAVE a finished novel, it’s just life got in the way, and you feel guilty. At least, I did. I have nothing but great admiration for best-selling authors who can knockContinue reading “The First Novel.”

New Year New Challenge!

We all make resolutions , promises to ourselves to make changes for the better, whether its eat healthier, exercise more or change job. How about “start that novel I’ve been meaning to”. Sound familiar? WHY WAIT UNTIL JANUARY? Why not make that commitment now? Yes, it’s a busy time of year, but if that isContinue reading “New Year New Challenge!”

5 Reasons Writers Should Read.

As a tutor, I always remind my students of the importance of reading. Whether you are writing novels, blogs, scripts for film, tv radio, game or theatre as well as non-fiction even for work, you should be reading what everyone else is doing. So I’ve put together some writing tips, 5 reasons why reasons isContinue reading “5 Reasons Writers Should Read.”

Fly me to the moon or Mordor.

Location. It’s not just a place, it’s a character. As a child did you have that special place where you hid out in a thunder storm? Or a place you returned to at every opportunity for adventure? I did. Back in my hometown there is a man-made lake, with a wooden bridge that takes youContinue reading “Fly me to the moon or Mordor.”

The Writer’s Garden.

Have you ever wondered why you seem to be so busy yet you have nothing to show for all your hyperactivity? Even a child will stop to smell the flowers. As a writer, it’s easy to get way-laid with inspiration, this is what I believe is the REAL writers block. Not a lack of ideasContinue reading “The Writer’s Garden.”

Why join a writing group?

Belonging to a writing group is about taking strength from that group and giving it back.

How’s the ‘big plan’ going?i

Can you believe it’s June already? It seems like it was only last week I was putting the Christmas decorations away and desperately searching for the perfect year planner. Now it’s halfway through the year. So how are those targets coming along? I’m happy to hold my hand up and admit life got in theContinue reading “How’s the ‘big plan’ going?i”