NaNoWriMo and Writing Troubles in Tough Times

I took part in this year’s April Camp NaNoWriMo. It’s weird to think how much my perception has shifted in that time. At the beginning of the month, lockdown in the UK had just begun and I’d newly finished my dissertations. I knew I had three weeks of lockdown set before me and I wanted… Continue reading NaNoWriMo and Writing Troubles in Tough Times

The Important Things Creative Writing Classes Taught Me

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Creative writing courses have a reputation for being useless. While I understand the sentiment, and I agree some should be viewed with caution, I’m against the automatic dismissal of any and all creative writing courses. During my three years at university, I’ve studied three creative writing courses: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. I won’t go into… Continue reading The Important Things Creative Writing Classes Taught Me

How To Create The Perfect Space To Write

I'm a firm believer in the power of having the right space to work. In today’s blog post I’m discussing the essential things you need to consider when putting together a comfortable (and, more importantly, productive) space to write. All suggestions are optimised for use during lockdown! What A Writing Space “Should” Look Like Traditionally,… Continue reading How To Create The Perfect Space To Write

5 Lockdown Activities For Taking A Break!

In today's post I'm going to run through five ways I'm spending my time in lockdown quarantine that don't involve writing… because we all need a break from time to time. This is a companion post to last week’s post about all the ways writers can be subconsciously writing even when they aren't actively churning… Continue reading 5 Lockdown Activities For Taking A Break!

Writers Are Always Writing – Even When We Think We Aren’t

In this blog post I’m going to talk about all the ways a writer can be writing, even when they’re not physically sitting down to write. Overhearing Conversations I don’t mean this is a creepy or invasive way but overhearing generally conversations in public can help writers improve their use of dialogue. Hear an accent… Continue reading Writers Are Always Writing – Even When We Think We Aren’t