Five Things That Suck About Redrafting – And One Thing That Doesn’t

OK, so if you’ve ever written a book or story or novella or play or basically ANYTHING in your life, and you actually want it to be consumed by other people, then it’s likely you’ve had to redraft at some point. Whether it’s an email in work or a 100,000 word novel, redrafting is one…

How To Plan A Novel

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a huge planner when it comes to writing. I tend to go in with an idea in place, but how the characters get there… well, I tend to let them decide for themselves.

Let’s Talk About Character Creation

One of the hardest things I come across when writing is building believable characters. And when it comes down to it, it’s not the character you think I’d have the most trouble with. No, the main character I have covered. It’s all the external ones that seem to cause me some inner turmoil!

Writing Advice From Some Of The Best Young Adult Authors

It’s easy to give advice to others, but there’s no one who gives it better than actual writers that have been there and done it themselves I’ve scoured the web to find some of the best writing advice for all aspiring authors. So if you’d like some advice from the success stories that are already…

How To Motivate Yourself To Keep Writing

Sometimes, writers find it hard to stick at their craft. Writing isn’t a 9-5 job where you can just switch off at the end of the day and stop thinking about it. And it’s not a problem that can be solved in a few hours and then put to one side as you face something…

How to silence the dreaded author self-doubt

We’ve all been there. That self doubt that every author feels when they write and review their own work. But when you put your heart and soul into something, it’s not surprising that some strong emotions are stirred up.