So why are antagonists important? I think every writer ponders this question at some point during their creative project. I personally find myself pondering this during the editing stage, when the first draft is mapped out and now I need to work out why everything happens. Antagonists are important because they not only provide the … More How To: Writing the Antagonist
So my end of March blog post has become a start of April blog post. Which seems to summarise how March has gone, quite frankly. March is one of those months, every years, almost without fail, where something changes. Whether it is the pressures of the financial year at work, or the changing of the … More Where did that go?
This month in my newsletter, Writing on Caffeine, I’m talking about Setting Writing Goals – what goals do you pick and what purpose they serve. Are you ready to set up some goals for the next month? If so, Sign up to my Newsletter below!
What is a writing goal? Have you set writing goals for yourself before, but never been able to stick to them? Writing goals each serve a different purpose in your writing journey. Picking the right writing goal for the place in your writing project will help you continue the momentum with your project, and carry … More How To: Writing Goals
February has rushed away from me, taking with it the dregs of winter. We finally have sight of spring on the horizon, lighter mornings and the first new daffodils budding in the ground. There is a simple joy in appreciating the world around you, and I cannot help but the last year of varying forms … More Writing is the Challenge
Every journey has its own timeframe. Every journey has its own route. Every journey has its own purpose. Your journey for each creative project is completely unique. Let the journey take its time, its route. Let yourself find the purpose of the project.
See what you can achieve this week. Even if it’s just ten words on your manuscript. Even if it’s just thinking about ten words on your manuscript. Let’s see what you can achieve this week.
There doesn’t have to be meaning in your work. You can add it if you want to, but there doesn’t have to be meaning. It could be that you’ve written this today for the sheer joy of it. And that it enough.
January, for me, is always a month of working out what I want to do. Figuring out what I want to set as my goals for the new year, working out what I want to do better last year, and setting my goals far too high. January has been an exciting month, as much as … More Let’s Do This
Your journey might not be in the same place as someone else’s, and that’s okay. They started somewhere different to you. They have a different journey to you. But you can take comfort in the fact they started somewhere. And so did you. And you can take comfort in the fact they got to the … More Everyone started somewhere (Monday Inspiration)