Don’t forget to read widely. Stories you like, stories you hate, stories like your own project, stories completely different to your own project. To write, you have to read. Keep reading.
It is not a question of if something will happen, but when it will happen.When you will make it happen.When you will create your dreams.
Everything is about balance. Not about juggling in a furious attempt to keep everything in the air. Not giving up on your dreams because you feel like that time has passed. It’s about balance. Some days, your writing is the most important. On those days, you closet yourself away and write, and write, and write. … More Find a Balance (Monday Inspiration)
Even if the only person who ever tells you that you are capable is yourself – that’s okay. You know what? It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. You can meet your dreams. You can write your story. And if you’ve only heard that from yourself – let me be another person who says to … More You are Capable (Monday Inspiration)
It’s okay if your goal is not based on years, but in decades. It’s okay if your goal is delayed by other goals you want to achieve first. Life isn’t a race, your work is not a race. It’s a journey, and like all journeys, it will take the time you need it to take.
October has been one of those months which has spun past me at a rate of knots. One moment we are mourning the ending of Summer, and the next I find myself flung fully into a non-daylight saving timezone, featuring dark mornings and even darker nights. This month, I’ve allowed myself to restructure my novel … More Autumnal Thoughts (October Update)
September has been a month which I have barely registered. The combination of a new role at work, along with reaching some “crunch points” in our house DIY projects, have meant not only have I not had time for writing, I haven’t had time for anything apart from watching TV. Oops. At the start of … More An Achievement Enough (September Update)
Trust your talent. Trust your passion. Trust your dreams. Trust yourself.
Reading is as important to be a good writer as it is to practice writing. You can see how other stories are constructed and written, how they’ve dealt with the same plot pains you have, how they’ve created tension and pacing. Reading also allows you to be a reader again, just a reader enjoying a … More Read More Stories (Monday Inspiration)
Create something that brings you joy. That makes you smile. What you create is as personal to you as your DNA. Your experiences, your worldview, your thoughts and feelings, those are what make your story truely unique. It’s what drives your interests, your research, your late night writing sessions. Don’t worry about what the hypothetical … More Monday Inspiration – Make yourself Smile