Writing for Well-Being

Namaste! This simple word means Hello in India, but around the globe it says so much more. It has an automatic way for bringing a sense of calm with it, that the person who says it is happy and content and wishes that for you. Maybe this is because I usually hear it when IContinue reading “Writing for Well-Being”

Is Indie Publishing a Piece of Cake?

That all depends on how far you will go for that slice of sweet goodness! Firstly, let’s look at the reasons you may want to be an indie author. You like to remain in CONTROL of EVERYTHING. I get this, I honestly do, when you go down the traditionally published route your begin to looseContinue reading “Is Indie Publishing a Piece of Cake?”

Flexing the Writing Muscle

Do you write daily? I do. Now. Not always what I should be writing, but I do write. I am and have always been, a big list maker, it is probably why plotting ideas and creating beatsheets is easier for me than others. I can write extensive notes, on my work and that of myContinue reading “Flexing the Writing Muscle”

Writer’s Mistakes!

It’s really as simple as that. Mistakes are allowed, in fact let’s go one step further and encourage them!  Remember when I told you about my sons and the cornflakes? That was an accident. Son no. 3 had made the mistake of over reaching. BUT… if he hadn’t  they would never have heard the soundsContinue reading “Writer’s Mistakes!”

Story Craft Basics

Designed with the new writer in mind. Four 2 hour sessions filled with the basics of crafting a story.What exactly do you need and what can you delete? The course is held online via Zoom. Don’t worry about Zoom fatigue, you will have time off the screen writing, and being kept busy. Bring a drinkContinue reading “Story Craft Basics”

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.”

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.”