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7 Powerful Lessons Every New Writer Needs to Know (Infographic)

7 Nov , 2017  

Writing is a lot of fun, and it’s also a lot of work. Sure, there is plenty of advice out there about how to write something, and there are tons of talking heads ready to tell you exactly how to get rich quick, but when the spiel stops spilling and all that’s left is you […]

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5 Free Tools to Make Writing for Wattpad Brilliantly Easy

2 Nov , 2017  

Writing requires a lot of discipline and self belief. No arguments there. But there are some things that can make the process easier, particularly when you’re writing stories on the thrilling platform that is Wattpad! Whether you want to know where to get high quality images or how to make eye-catching covers, through to where […]

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Beat Procrastination Today By Starting When You’re NOT Ready

30 Oct , 2017  

Writers are procrastinators. Okay, that’s a bold statement, and I’m not sure that it will hold true for absolutely every writer out there. But in general, out of the writers I know and the many interviews I’ve read with writers talking about their habits, there does seem to be a tendency to procrastinate. That’s maybe […]

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Why I Love The Magic of Pen and Paper for My First Drafts

26 Oct , 2017  

There is a lot to be said for great writing tools like Scrivener, Evernote and even Google Docs. I personally love Scrivener’s flexibility for simplifying nearly all stages of my workflow, from planning to character outlining, location notes and more. When I’m prepping a story for completion I switch between Scrivener and Google Docs to […]

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Where Do I Find Exciting New Story Ideas?

17 Oct , 2017  

Coming up with ideas can be difficult, especially if like me you’re writing for a large portion of the day every day. There are some sessions when my head is buzzing with possible stories, when I’m racing to get to the keyboard. When I’m alive with the sound of music. No, wait, that’s…never mind. And […]

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6 Quick Tips for Stories that Scare (+ Spooky Prompts!)

13 Oct , 2017  

As someone who writes dark fantasy books, I’m always interested in what makes a reader’s skin crawl. You know the feeling. When it’s 4 am and you’re in the house alone and that shadow outside your door looks sort of threatening and it half reminds you of a story you read… Yes, that! I want […]

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Being a Writer: Am I Doing it Wrong?

15 Mar , 2017  

Writing is an odd art form. While for things like drawing and painting there are clear tutorials and guides, for writing it is really difficult to know if you are progressing in the way that you should. No on gives you clear references of what being a “good writer” should look like. It’s probably no surprise […]

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Do I Need to Write Everyday To Be A Great Writer?

14 Mar , 2017  

You’ve probably heard writing gurus, professional writers, and writing teachers all say it time and time again: If you want to be a great writer, you have to write every day. But is that true? I’ve been asked this a lot. The question often comes from people who are just starting out in their writing journey […]

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How to Supercharge Your Creativity With Writing Journals!

21 Feb , 2017  

Psst: What if I told you that you can have a tool to hand that can mean you never run out of ideas again? It’s not too good to be true. It’s actually really simple. Writing journals. Notepads and pens. That’s it. For me, specifically, I break my writing system down into two journals: Why […]

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6 Reasons Every Writer Should Have a Writing Journal

13 Feb , 2017  

Writing journals are all over social media at the moment as a go-to for the new and professional writer alike. You might be thinking, “What’s so special about keeping a notebook?” The writing journal is much more than just a place to store thoughts though. When used as a tool it can help you massively increase your […]