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...
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”
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
*Some of these things work for both young and beginners/amateur writers* *Also, these are things that are less obvious tips. Like it's obvious that writing voluntarily for a local magazine could help you, but what else? What else can help you develop in a less structured way?* Spend a year (at least) working in… Continue reading What Young Writers Should Do To Become Pro (Except Education)
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
We all know the obvious subjects for study if you aim to be a writer: English, Literature, Language, and Creative Writing. There are also the more specific ones, like Journalism, Marketing, and Screenwriting. But what other areas of study could we benefit from? What could enhance our writing and creation of ideas in ways these… Continue reading Other Things to Study As A Writer
Are you a mental health, lifestyle, or personal development blogger? Do you want to write a piece for my site? Would you like to do a guest blog exchange? Here's how! Write a piece less than 1,500 words on mental health or life It can be a previously published piece, as long as it… Continue reading Guest Blog Posts Wanted!
I love rewatching shows like Community, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Brooklyn 99, One Day at a Time, Gilmore Girls, and Parks and Recreation for mainly one reason: the characters. The storyline doesn't have to be great; it's the characters that I fall in love with. Characters that I can relate to, get life advice… Continue reading Relating to Characters More Than Real People