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An Ode to Writing for the Sake of It

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

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Helping You Get Through Creative Blocks

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

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5 More Reasons Why You’re Struggling to Write

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

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Getting Unstuck: My 2020 Writing Manifesto

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

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For Writers: Quarantine Writers’ Challenge!

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!

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Looking Back At Past Creations

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

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Interpreting Stories: What Makes Them Good or Bad?

*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?