Change is Good (Monday Inspiration)

Not just in your story, but in life. Change brings you new opportunities, new challenges, new places to explore and experience.

Change can be scary. Change is good because it is scary.

It’ll be alright.

You’ll be alright.

Maybe, it’ll be brilliant.

#Mondayinspiration is a chance for me to share my own motivational post it notes with the writing world at large. In the hope, maybe that someone else finds it as helpful as I do!

  • Why Tropes are a good thing
    Let’s talk about tropes – those storytelling shorthand cues that give the reader a clue as to what will happen next. In any kind of creative activity, you end up using shorthand triggers that act like cues to the reader. Used well, these cues can increase tension or help create an air of familiarity around … More Why Tropes are a good thing
  • Why writing novels is like baking sourdough
    I spent a significant part of 2020 learning to bake sourdough. Like most people in the UK, when lockdown was first announced once way to relive stress was baking. Now, I normally bake cakes weekly, but bread? That was something new. I’ve written far longer than I’ve baked bread, but in doing something new, I’ve … More Why writing novels is like baking sourdough
  • Why Writing Goals are Important
    I do love a good goal. I particularly enjoy setting goals, even if I know they are overly ambitious and slightly ridiculous. Despite the current chaos of the world, here are my three reasons why writing goals are as important as ever: 1)      Goals give you a location to work towards The end of your … More Why Writing Goals are Important

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