At this time of year, it is always useful to turn the focus on yourself, to reflect back on the past twelve months, to look at your year in review, to see what you have achieved and how far you have come…so that you might learn from your experiences and set new goals for the forthcoming year.
For writers, rejections are a dime a dozen – it is all part of the process. Understanding this will help you avoid rejection blues.
If you have been thinking about hiring a proofreader, but are not sure what they do or if that is the service you need, then read on.
Sometimes we take words for granted. We use them to communicate, we misuse them, we use them out of context, we use them in groups. But take time to consider single words and you discover things you may never have noticed before.
Do you have author envy? Which author’s career would you most like to have as your own? What lessons can you take from their journey to apply to your own writing life?
Do you agree with the adage “Write what you know”? What does this seemingly simple sentence mean? And what are the implications for writers?
Writers are inquisitive people, they are curious. Not only do they love to write, but they have a thirst for knowledge – they love to learn. Added to this, they are driven and self-reflective, always looking for ways to improve their writing. It is not surprising, therefore, that there are so many writerly advice blogs that offer tips and support to writers of all kinds. Here are my top 14 writerly blogs.
What is in your writer toolbox? Do you write longhand? What kind of pen do you use? Do you use a computer, laptop, table? What writing software do you use?
Writers love to…well, write, so it’s not surprising that author blogs are some of the best. Why? Simple: writers know how to create engaging content. Here are ten great author blogs which are regularly updated and full of great content.
Developing strong characters is central to writing engaging stories. Last year I did a lot of writing about how to develop characters. Here are my top character posts to help you develop your characters. Continue reading