How To Find Your Voice As A Writer

Whether writing a book, a poem, a blog, or a magazine article, writers want their work to engage their audience.  To enchant readers, writers must create content that resonates with their audience. Finding your writer’s voice is crucial to achieve this. Your writer’s voice will distinguish your prose from others and express your personality on-page….

CampNaNo Failed. Now What?

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” As you will know, April 1st is the day where you trick people into believing something that isn’t true. I did something similar this year. I told everyone that this day marked the start of my Camp NaNoWriMo challenge! A lot of writers…

Getting Back Into Your Writing After A Long Break

“Almost everything will work if you unplug it for a few minutes…even you.” Ahh, the thought of doing absolutely nothing. Bliss, right? Perhaps, like me, you spent months preparing for NaNoWriMo, then did NaNoWriMo, then decided you needed a month or two out. Probably both the best and worst thing you could possibly do as…

Writing and Beyond in 2019

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” How many times have you told yourself you’ll do something, only to find that when the time comes, it’s always a case of, “I can do that tomorrow” or “It…

Books Of All Shades – Book Reviews For Authors

Allowing us to do what we love, as well as giving hardworking authors what they need – honest book reviews! Over the last few months, Maria, Jay and myself have been cooking up a little something behind the scenes. Let me paint a picture. The three of us are authors. We love to write. The power of the…

How To Be A NaNoWriMo Winner!

“A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins.” Honestly, where has November gone?! One minute, all us writers were frantically planning those last minute chapters. Then, without warning, NaNoWriMo ended!  This year, I completed NaNoWriMo for the first time, winning with a total of 50,218 words. I am so overwhelmed with how well things went. Despite suffering from…

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…