10 Tips For Writing Your First Novel

10 Tips For Writing Your First Novel

As I have recently discovered, writing a novel is not for the fainthearted. For starters, there’s the exhausting process of living and breathing your characters, plots and storylines, only to realise how unfeasible everything looks when it stares back at you on the...
Want To Be A Writer? Then Get Rid Of Your Ego

Want To Be A Writer? Then Get Rid Of Your Ego

Want to be a writer? Then start by leaving your ego behind before your fingers touch the keyboard. Because if you don’t, you might just spend most of your writing career curled up in a foetal position in a drafty corner of your house (because you’ll be too...
Why Blogging Is Less Bothersome Than You May Think

Why Blogging Is Less Bothersome Than You May Think

For many of us, writing a blog comes firmly last on our list of priorities. It takes time, it doesn’t pay, and it’s hard to come up with new ideas on a regular basis. But much as I hate to admit it, these are excuses rather than valid arguments (believe me...
Why Sometimes It’s Better to Walk Away

Why Sometimes It’s Better to Walk Away

You’re a freelance writer who hasn’t had work for a few months and ‘the fear’ has started to take hold. Part of you thinks you will never work again, and that the most sensible thing to do is to go out and find a ‘real’ job. Just...