I’ve been hearing a phrase that I don’t like lately and I think it’s even more horrible coming from a writer’s mouth. “I need…” Why do I hate this? Because it sounds like desperation. I sounds like a task or a chore. Writing shouldn’t feel that way. Not at first, especially. You don’t need to… Continue reading Pep Talk and Tips for Writers With Low Self Esteem
You're not a real writer if your writing isn't literary. If you don't stay up all night bent over a keyboard or notebook, hand aching. If you dwell in the fantastical and impossible, instead of augmenting the real and important. My entire life I've been a writer and yet I've spent my entire life doubting… Continue reading Am I a good writer?
Set a timer for 15 mins and write whatever comes to mind Even if it’s The boy went to the shops to buy some sweets! Maybe something interesting will end up happening to the boy! Don’t force things that aren't working in terms of your current work in progress, but write random things and you… Continue reading 5 ways to nurture your creativity when it’s feeling low
I haven’t felt creative lately. I mean I’ve been writing for my uni work, sure, and it is flowing more or less when I sit with it but I don’t feel very engaged. Excited? Sure? I don’t feel the urge to write my novels. I don’t feel excited for uni to finish so I can… Continue reading Journal entry: feeling creatively meh
You’ll get there one day. I can’t tell you where “there” is but your version of it is coming, as long as you don’t give up, that is. Everything you write might seem wrong right now. That’s okay. Or maybe you’re not really writing; it’s just notes here and there. A jumble of chaos. That’s… Continue reading A letter to my writing buddies
I don't know why I'm sharing this with you guys! Maybe it's because I want it as a reminder. Maybe it's because I want you guys to hold me accountable. But today I wanted to share with you why I write and what I want from my writing career. Now firstly, I do want a… Continue reading What I Want from my Writing
This August I plan to write a story, which will be a significant amount of words and take a lot of focus! If you, too, are working on a project right now, here are 20 ways to help you consistently show up for this project and get it completed without feeling burnt out or overwhelmed!… Continue reading How to Consistently Work on a Project (podcast)
You have always been there to support me, but I think I have neglected you of late. I'm sorry. It wasn't my intention to lose my way, but pathways intersect and divert so easily that I became blinded and the destination less clear. I say I don't know who I am but I am a… Continue reading An Ode to Writing for the Sake of It
If you haven't already, why don't you listen to my podcast episode which introduces this topic in more of a snapshot? If you already have, brill, thank you! Here I will be going a bit deeper and giving you an actionable plan/ideas to get you going with your creative juices again! Questions to ask yourself… Continue reading Helping You Get Through Creative Blocks
As writers, we write a lot... As in, we write often but also a lot in number. This means that there is likely to be thousands and thousands of words that get left behind once you’re done with a project (if it goes unfinished). This means characters and worlds and magic systems are just created… Continue reading Quick Writing Advice: Reuse your old stuff!