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…

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…

Are you guilty of these bad writing habits?

“Omit needless words.” Everyone has their own unique way of writing and to be honest, if someone has the motivation to write anything and get creative, then a big thumbs up from me. Some people shy away from it, some people believe that they’re not very good at it and some people may simply not…

Character Profiles in a nutshell.

“Every character should want something, even if it’s just a glass of water.” After telling myself over and over that I need to write my character profiles before I add more to my story, it finally happened! I have begun the process of going through all my characters but it’s no where near complete. The…

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…

Get to know your characters.

“There are certain fictional character’s deaths you will never recover from. Ever.” Spoiler alert… I don’t know about you, (or maybe I speak on behalf of everyone who’s a keen reader) but I take fictional characters very seriously. One minute, you’re enjoying your favourite book as a child and then BOOM. Dumbledore gets blasted with…

Growing and improving your writing style.

“Your words reflect your character. Write accordingly.” Everyone is different. That’s what makes the human race so spectacular. We all have different personalities and interests, and just that alone makes each and every one of us in the world so unique. It’s funny – when it comes to reading something, you can often guess what…