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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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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Editing – Have a go! Practice & Tips

  A lot of people write, whether it's a novel, instructions, or just an email - the important thing is to get it right. Every time you write, you have to adapt to whomever you're writing for. These skills aren't learned overnight and even the best courses can only get you so far - the …

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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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Recharging as a writer – Hello August!

  August is always a busy time for me, it's when the pace picks up at work (even though it's our quiet period?), the weather's a bit nicer, people are making plans, holidays are booked and it's mine and my father's birthday month. So, my apologies for neglecting the site. Oh, I forgot - There's a bank …

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Copywriters – this one is for you.

Are you a copywriter? Want to be? I did a little freelance copywriting whilst I was in between studying and honestly, writers in this field can sometimes be undervalued or feel a little isolated.  There are many reasons for it but I think the main two are that not everyone understands the role and it's …

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