Everyone wants to change their life at some point, especially around the New Year (Happy New Year, New Decade, by the way!). It usually involves some big ideas and motivations that essentially mean "I don't want to live this way anymore..." I've been there. But here are some truths, some things to think about when… Continue reading Things To Consider When Trying To Change Your Life
Ever wondered how I became the writer I am today? If so, check out my honest truth about my writing journey.
What does it mean to "know the story you want to tell" and how does it help us as writers? It's not about plot and characters. It's so much more than that and I've found real depth and writing satisfaction from my work when I've actually known the story I want to tell. Here's how… Continue reading Knowing The Story You Want To Tell
Have you ever thought about becoming a freelancer? Someone who works for themselves? If so, check out my thoughts on what it takes to be a freelancer...
My current work in progress is a novel about five young artists at an art school (university) in England. They've all got their fair share of problems and at the school, they are able to confront these and finally better their lives. I wanted the theme of Identity to be at the centre of the… Continue reading The Three Morals of My Current Story
Starving Artist Lifestyle Most creatives (unless they come from money) believe that they must go through the Starving Artist phase on their journey to success. Worse still, some believe that this is all an artist can ever be. Wrong! Elizabeth Gilbert (the author of Eat, Pray, Love) said something in her book Big Magic that I'll… Continue reading Creatives Have These 3 False Beliefs
Are you writing a book but you find that you're not actually writing it? Like you have the idea, you've started it, but every time you come to the screen or the notepad, the words just won't come? If so, I might know why... Nothing going on When the book is all you have… Continue reading Why You Can’t Write Your Book
Know myself A lot of people become writers because they're avid readers first. Not me. I only became a big reader later in life. I read when I was younger, but not much. I'm actually ashamed of how little my have-read pile is compared to the must-read pile. I love TV and film and I… Continue reading Why I Write Books: World Book Day Inspired
Here is a list of some of my favourite books (by no means an exhaustive list!): Harry Potter series Big Magic Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race Percy Jackson series What I Know For Sure Heroes of Olympus series The Hate U Give Children of Blood and Bone Becoming Mom &… Continue reading World Book Day: My Favourite Reads
It is great that nowadays we are seeing more female heroes in books, film, and TV. However, I don't think (and many agree) that the strong female character is actually doing what it's supposed to do. Let me explain. A strong female character is supposed to show young girls, and even women, that they can… Continue reading Rethinking the Strong Female Character