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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The six steps to becoming a writer

  How can I become a writer? Lots of people worry that they aren't qualified or experienced enough to be labelled as a writer. This question is very simple to answer. You need to write. There are no exams to definitively label you as a writer. Many people before me have said what I'm about …

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So, back to University

After graduating the first time around in 2013, tomorrow I'm going back to University for my very first class... and I am nervous. Why? I've done this type of class before, I work at the University... What is going on? The sensible (ish) twenty-seven year old me knows that this is temporary first-day jitters but still, …

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Manners don’t cost a thing…

We've all had that moment of being tutted at and we can't figure out what we've done wrong... Or perhaps overheard a complaint about somebody else. You might've heard it whilst shopping or on public transport, wherever it crops up, it's almost certainly a busy place with people trying to get on with their day. …

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