Tag: editing

  • 10 Ways Writing Affects Your Confidence

    10 Ways Writing Affects Your Confidence

    So, you’re in the shower (your best writing ideas always appear suddenly when you’re in the shower). You’ve been in there 15 minutes but haven’t even touched the bottle of Original Source raspberry shower gel yet because you’ve just had your best writing idea yet. You lather up quickly, grapple for a towel, almost trip […]

  • How to Do Marketing as a Writer: A Basic Guide

    How to Do Marketing as a Writer: A Basic Guide

    Are you a writer tweeting into the void? Emailing into the abyss? Posting story after story on socials and watching the link to your book disappearing, unclicked, into non-existence every day? Marketing your writing likely isn’t something you’ll have been taught as part of a creative writing course, nor is it something anyone really prepares […]

  • What’s The Best Piece of Writing Advice You’ve Ever Been Given?

    What’s The Best Piece of Writing Advice You’ve Ever Been Given?

    I’m twenty-four years old. Despite the bright red curls, nervous smile and the smooth movement of tipping the cool pinot grigio to my lips, inside there’s a smaller version of myself running in circles around my head and screaming: ‘You’ll fall over! You’ll get out of breath trying to read! You’ll mess it all up […]

  • 4 Common Writing Tips It’s Okay To Ignore

    4 Common Writing Tips It’s Okay To Ignore

    We love hearing about other people’s writing processes. And we adore hearing advice from big-name authors, holding onto their every word in the hope that if we just do things the same way they do – down to the number of coffees per day and their designated hours of writing – we’ll somehow follow that […]

  • How to Edit Your Writing Before You Submit

    How to Edit Your Writing Before You Submit

    Writing is just one step in getting your work published. You might have spent weeks researching the context of the piece you’re writing and now, finally, you’ve written the final word. You lift the sheet of paper from the printer and hold it up against the light like you’re auditioning for a part in The […]

  • Going Out With A Bang: My Top 10 Final Lines in Poetry

    Going Out With A Bang: My Top 10 Final Lines in Poetry

    We talk a lot about our favourite opening lines in literature, but for me there’s something quite laudable about the delivery of a killer final line when it comes to poetry. As poets, we must seek to ensure that every word is necessary. Every word and punctuation mark must have earned its place. Unlike fiction, […]

  • How to Get Your Poetry Published: Top 5 Tips

    How to Get Your Poetry Published: Top 5 Tips

    I’m often sent messages from aspiring writers who want advice on the paths to publication, submissions, competitions and editing their work. I love being able to help people grow and develop as writers, so thought it’s about time I compiled this advice into a blog post for you to access at any time. Remember, I’m […]

  • No Writer is an Island: The Misconception of the Lone Writer

    No Writer is an Island: The Misconception of the Lone Writer

    “No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.”  —Helen Keller If I say the word “writer” to you, what do you see in your mind’s eye? Do you see a lone novelist, hunched over a laptop, curtains drawn? […]