I did a previous post about why you're struggling to write, which was a way of sharing all the feelings, realisations, and problems I've had as a writer, too.I've now thought of even more reasons why you may be struggling to write right now, even with the extra time of quarantine... 1 - Your familiarity feels… Continue reading 5 More Reasons Why You’re Struggling to Write
My good friend (fellow writer and author) and I have been doing a lot of soul-searching in quarantine. Interestingly, we both had the same mindsets going in: "plenty of time to write, woo!" but each (on our own) have come to new realisations that have set us free... Stop writing to publish... As people who… Continue reading Getting Unstuck: My 2020 Writing Manifesto
Most of us around the world are stuck inside due to a virus that came out of nowhere...and that really sucks. Except, as long as we're healthy, we writers have been presented with an opportunity: more time to write! With this in mind, I wanted to challenge you. For those who don't know, NaNoWriMo is… Continue reading For Writers: Quarantine Writers’ Challenge!
When looking back at your old work, you can feel upset. Disappointed in what you thought was good back then. Some look back and compare and are like "I'm so glad I'm better now" or they look back and cringe and get annoyed. Neither really works. We should instead look back and see our journey… Continue reading Looking Back At Past Creations
*Mild spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8!* I can't remember who said it, but someone once said that they write their stories (books, tv, whatever) and then once it's published, it's out there, it no longer belongs to them; it belongs to each individual consumer. I like this because after all the upset over Game… Continue reading Interpreting Stories: What Makes Them Good or Bad?
I wanted to quickly unpack this piece of writing advice: "Write what you know". I've heard it so many times before and I used to think, "Well, that's stupid. I'm writing a fantasy, and so I can't write what I know. I've never been to a fantasy world or fought in wars!" Oh, Siana, how… Continue reading “Write What You Know”