Putting yourself out there as a Writer

What if I'm not good enough? What if they laugh, sneer, or use my work as a bad example? What if I fail? Without bravery, I'd still be working a stressful and mostly unsatisfying job in retail. I'd still be questioning if I was good enough to be a writer, instead of showing people just …

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To Stop and Smell the Roses – Writing & Anxiety

I am guilty. I am guilty of not basking in a moment of pure joy and pride. I have anxiety. I've had it as long as I can remember, but only put a name to it in my teenage years. Generalised Anxiety Disorder. GAD. Why is this important? Well, sometimes when you have anxiety, you …

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Dialect Writing Challenge – The Black Country.

I tried to challenge myself to write using the Black Country dialect. Not everyone's cup of tea, but it's where I call home. Now, I am born and raised in the Black Country, however, not all of us have all of the 'quirks' when it comes to spaking *ahem* speaking. Actually, we're all a tiny …

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