My Top 10 Posts of 2018

I’ve been blogging for just on ten years. Starting out as a business blog, then a general ‘discover who I am’ blog, and for the last two or so years, a writing blog. When I first began blogging the landscape was less crowded and very supportive. Comments were everything. Nowadays, things have changed. The internet … Read more

Another draft down: What I learned

. It did it. This morning I typed The End on the second draft of my latest manuscript. There’s nothing like typing those two words. Their three letters hold so much more than weight than appears. The sense of achievement and accomplishment. The satisfaction and relief. The knowing that another step in the process is … Read more

One sure-fire way to increase your writing word count

. One of my goals is to be more productive and improve my writing word count each day. Heading down the indie publishing route, it’s particularly important. However, some days writing can feel like a chore. Not because you’re not reaching your writing word count, but just because you can’t get the words from your head … Read more

5 things writers can learn from great TV drama

.. We’re in a day and age where we have an abundance of television to watch. From commercial stations to Netflix, gone are the days of just watching ‘whatever is on’. But, what comes with an abundance of choice is the fact that we will no longer settle for a good TV show; it has … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey. Chapter 1: The Beginning

. This is the first chapter in an ongoing series following my indie publishing journey.  …….. And so begins my indie publishing journey. Indie publishing or self-publishing is something that’s piqued my interest for a while now. In the beginning, it brought mixed feelings. On the one hand, I loved the idea of taking the … Read more

Writing Process: Going backwards to go forwards

. The writing process and writing life always surprises me. How can something so simple – something I’ve always been good at – be so difficult? I was one of those writers who stumbled into creativity. I didn’t dream of being a writer when I was child, in fact, it wasn’t ever a consideration. I … Read more

3 Writing Craft Books You Need To Read

. One of the best things you can do to improve your writing besides actually writing, is to learn from those who have come before you. But, with so many books on writing available these days, it’s hard to know which ones to choose. Fear not! I am here to share the three best books … Read more

3 ways to increase your writing output

. I’m an impatient person. There. I said it. But, being impatient, and being a writer has its moments. The writing and publishing game aren’t the best career paths for an impatient person. Not only does writing a book take time, but if heading down the traditional publishing route, you’d better be prepared for time … Read more