NaNoWriMo 2018 – The Calm Before The Storm

“There are some things you can only learn in a storm.” So, it’s finally here! There is literally one FULL day until NaNoWriMo begins. Jeez. Starting Thursday, writers across the globe will be taking part in writing a minimum of 50,000 words on their novel in 30 days. I’ve noticed an awful lot of panic…

Top Free Online Tools To Improve Your Writing

“There’s always room for improvement.” Whatever you’re interested in, there’s always something that you can improve on or learn in more detail. If there was nothing new to learn, that thing you’re interested in would quickly become boring and would soon turn into something very uninteresting to you. Let’s take writing for example. There are always…

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to NaNoWriMo…From NaNo Newbies!

“The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on.” I’m really excited about this post! The first reason is because I get to share my experience of preparing for NaNoWriMo as a complete newbie. (NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month – it’s the task of writing 50,000 words on a novel throughout the…

Writing Distractions: How To Banish Them For Good!

“Starve your distractions, feed your focus.” If you’re a writer, or have ever written anything in your life, you’ll have more than likely suffered from an intense case of procrastination. It can be the absolute worst. I can be sat working on the most important chapter yet on my novel or typing away on an…

How To Effectively Plan A Chapter

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This week I’ll be explaining the ways in which you should be planning your chapters. It took me a while to get started with this because I had no clue where to begin. I started off just writing a sentence or two describing what each chapter would consist…

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…

NaNoWriMo Prep Update #1!

“You don’t have to be mad to do this…but it helps.” I would say, “Well…it’s that time of year again, where I tear my hair out doing something I love!” But I won’t. This November will be my first ever NaNoWriMo! (Help). NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month encourages writers around the world to venture…

Creating Characters & Scenarios (While Sat In A Café)

“I’d much rather hang out in a café. That’s where things are really happening.” It’s funny how different everyone is. Every single person has their own little traits. Mannerisms. Even the way they sip their coffee is different from the next person. It’s also funny that you don’t really pay attention to little things like…

Powerful Ways To Bring Your Story To Life

“Writing is the painting of the voice.” Writing is an art form. It’s a way of releasing all those imaginative thoughts that cloud your mind on a rainy day. It’s expressing all those feelings, the ones you’ve kept bottled up for so long. It’s creating a fictional land where anything at all can happen. It’s…

The Hardest Things About Being A Writer

“Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” Writing is great. Whether you’re writing multiple times a week on your own personal blog or if you’ve got a new novel in the works, getting your ideas onto paper can be one of the greatest feelings in the world. It gives you a sense…