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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Spurts, fits & starts

Keep hitting the blank page fear? The brick wall of 'I don't know how to finish this?' I feel like I'm always chanting practice, practice, practice when it comes to writing, yet very often, creativity can come in spurts, fits & starts. What's that? Is it bad? No, it's writing sporadically, off and on. Writing …

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Motivation: not just for writers

  Now, I'm not naive enough to think that this blog will suit absolutely everybody, and this may all seem obvious to people who already know how to stay motivated. I will say though, that the steps I give to you today might be useful to you personally, or your friend, or even just part …

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Personality Type Quizzes – are they useful?

    So, I've taken a personality test online before but out of curiosity I retook it recently to see if the results were the same. They were. The reason for this came from looking at career advice and recruitment tips, recruiters promoting these tests - What? Yes, I have noticed a bit of a trend in …

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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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Tips of the trade

  I have to be honest, I am not a graphic designer. That's right, you heard me. Being a copywriter and studying the craft of writing at University means that I can confidently put sentences together but I cannot produce top notch marketing material all on my own. So, when you're trying to promote your …

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