Tips And Tools To Organise Your Writing Space

“Being organised is being in control.” Why is it that the more you write about something or talk about it, the more determined you are to make it happen? This is the whole reason why I’m writing this very post. As organised as I like to think I am, I’ve realised that when it comes…

Coping With Bad News…The Second Time Around.

“It is bad news. But we just have to get on and deal with it.” Last week I got the news that my family and I dreaded. A complete match to what happened 3 and a half years ago. The first time around, I became incredibly subdued. I spoke very little and when I did…

Confidence – The First Steps To Tackling Your Fears

“How can anyone see how great you are if you can’t see it in yourself?” I’ve been wanting to write this post for so long. But, like everything that requires the skill of confidence, I’ve been putting it off. Need to book that dentist appointment? It can wait. Need to call the guys about your…

Dear Younger Me…

“The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come.” Dear young Emily, Today I sat for a while. I thought about your childhood. I thought about your teenage years and what you were about to witness in the years after that. I thought about your happiness and your sorrows…

Advice from a writer: Career vs Leisure

“Don’t be afraid of change. You may lose something good, but you will probably end up gaining something better.” If you enjoy something, you stick at it. You practice that ‘something’, perhaps not even realising it at the time, but you do. Now, when I was at school, everyone was always encouraged to follow their…

What to do when you’ve hit a dead end.

“Everything begins with an idea.” I’ll be honest. I really struggled coming up with an idea for this week’s post. I seem to have covered a lot already, even though I know there is a hell of a lot of other topics to write about. I felt like I’d hit a bit of a dead…

Why You Should Accept Criticism.

“If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success.” Being told you’re doing something wrong does tug at your heart a little, and thoughts along the lines of, “Why am I even doing this?” may play across your mind over and over. It’s normal. When you think you’re doing a good job and someone…

Get inspired and inspire others.

“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.” Do you ever get those sudden bursts of inspiration? You’ll be doing something totally unrelated to what you’ll feel inspired about, and then ping. You really, really want to do said thing, or get something done that you haven’t felt up to until…

Getting motivated (when you really don’t feel like it.)

“Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.” A few years ago, I was well and truly stuck in a rut. The same things happened during the week. The same things happened at the weekend. Most of my time was spent as a robot; getting up early in the week,…

You will get there, but only if you keep going.

“Follow your dreams, success will follow.” Unlike everyone else I seemed to know at school, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to be when I ‘grew up’. Everyone around me seemed to want to be a vet, or a teacher. A doctor or a pilot. I never knew what I wanted for my…