As a fairly impulsive person, I find myself often jumping through different posts and following links without necessarily subscribing to follow blogs or websites on a regular basis. There are, however, a few that I will stick with and regularly read for inspiration, advice or interest. Aside from the helpful writing websites I check regularly, […]Read more "These Are A Few Of My Favourite Blogs"
Who else out there is taking part in NaNoWriMo? This is my first year, and so far, so good. In the weeks leading up to the start of November, I had several different story ideas floating around my head, and I agonised over trying to choose which one to develop, eventually jotting down basic structures […]Read more "Pantsing NaNoWriMo"
“What if…” questions make great writing prompts, and like the Idea Generator, can help you to explore your imagination, or even turn into a short story or a book. I’ve given a few example questions here for you to have a go. Feel free to share your answers or some ideas for your own “what if” questions. […]Read more "What if?"
You want to write. You have a million brilliant ideas, clever sparks of inspiration. But you have a problem. All your genius ideas seem to strike when you have not the inclination or ability to develop them into their full brilliance. You meet a quirky fellow at a networking event, who, you think to yourself, would […]Read more "N is for Notetaking"
Are you stuck on your latest book? Or do you have an idea for a novel inside you, but you don’t know where to start? Whatever stage of the process you’re at, a helpful exercise can be to write the blurb that would go on the back cover. You’ll need to simplify your ideas enough […]Read more "Write the Blurb"
Recently, I attended a local group in my community for writers. I had no idea what or who to expect, and felt apprehensive as I walked into the little room off the library. I was warmly welcomed and introduced to the ten or so other writers who were there; who represented a variety of genres, […]Read more "O is for Others"
Do you have hundreds of handwritten scraps that you don’t have the time or skill to type out? What about dictaphone recordings that you’d love to turn into a book? If you’re in need of a professional and experienced transcriber, look no further! With experience transcribing for major phone companies, ticketing websites, pharmaceuticals, authors, and […]Read more "Transcription Service"
A great way to segue into full time writing is to build up your freelance opportunities while you’re still working. Yes, this takes discipline and sacrifice, but much better than quitting your job (and salary) for a romantic vision, which unfortunately doesn’t pay the bills. Magazines are a great source of income for the writer, […]Read more "M is for Magazine"
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I’m a big believer in self-governed learning. You may not be in a position to commit to full time university study, but you can still take responsibility for your education. In this information age, there is a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. Whether you visit a local library, sign up to a short course, […]Read more "K is for Knowledge"