“Beware of advice – even this.” ~ Carl Sandburg How many writers out there have read through (or at least skimmed) dozens of books about the art of writing; looking for guidelines, rules and loads of other bits of advice on how to write the best book in the whole entire world, before finally putting […]Read More Writing a Novel: The Rules
A couple of months after joining Twitter and the #WritingCommunity, I came across #VSS365 (Very Short Story 365 days a year). Every day, a host provides a single word to act as a prompt for a tweet length story, a poem, a piece of dialogue etc. When I first started participating, I was anxious that […]Read More Has A Daily Dose Of #VSS365 Improved My Writing?
I’ll start off by explaining what the three P’s mean for any new writers out there who might be coming across these terms for the first time. “PLANNER”: this is pretty self-explanatory. It’s someone who outlines their plot, characters and world. Planners often believe that having a detailed outline will make the process of writing […]Read More Planner, Pantser… Maybe a Planster
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem I’ve been super focused on writing my first draft for the past couple of months that I’ve not had a chance to update my blog. But today I’ve had an overwhelming feeling of doubt creep its way in to my mind and writing, and I […]Read More When Doubt Rears Its Ugly Head…
So, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, but it’s been a hard couple of weeks of being struck down with the flu and whatnot. Barely managed to up my word count on my first draft… I wasn’t hitting my targets and I’m now miserably behind by about 10,000 words! Aaargh! Anyway, […]Read More How Useful Is A Daily Word Count Target?