Three (plus 3) top tips for writers

three tips for writers

Recently, I had the honor of being interviewed on one of my very favourite writing podcasts – So You Want To Be a Writer. I’ve been listening to the podcast since it began way back in 2014, and always dreamed of being interviewed by Al or Val. Well, now I can say that dream, has … 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

Improving as a writer

. As budding writers, we don’t often take the time to acknowledge that we are improving as a writer. But we should. Since submitting my first finished manuscript to publishers and playing the waiting game, I’ve been editing another manuscript I’ve had sitting in the bottom drawer (literally!) This was the first full novel I … Read more

Am I qualified to give writing advice?

A couple of weeks ago, my favourite writing podcast hosts Allison and Valerie of “So you want to be a writer”, were discussing impostor syndrome. I’ve written about impostor syndrome as a writer before and it’s still something I grapple with now and then. However, the latest impostor syndrome that’s haunting me is this – What … Read more

The novice’s guide to writing

The novice’s guide to writing.

I almost love reading about writing as much as writing itself. The world wide web is full of wonderful (and not so wonderful) tips and advice for writers that one could spend too much time reading and never actually get around to writing.

Over the past few years I have filed away some of my favorite pieces of advice that have stuck with me. They are tips that are not only consistently true but also practical and that can be applied to all forms of writing; fiction, non-fiction, articles and even blogging. So without further ado this novice brings you… 

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