How to Fight Writer’s Block.

I have tried to start this article in four different ways. I’m sorry, but this is the introduction that I’m sticking with. If I keep deleting my words, I won’t make it to the end. Is it very good? No… is it gripping? Nope! Does it inspire a community of writers to...

Life Writing — Diaries

Life writing is precisely what it says on the tin, it’s writing about real life. While there are many different types of life writing, they all fall under this one umbrella term. There are, of course, two primary forms of life writing biographical and...

You’re Not an Aspiring Writer

ne of the most heartbreaking things for me is to see people that identify as an ‘aspiring writer.’ Don’t get me wrong. You can call yourself that if you like, but I’m just not sure it fits you. Chances are if you’re not an aspiring writer, you are writing regularly,...

POV — Which one should I use?

There are lots of different deciding factors on which point of view (POV) you should use. The one that I will be focusing on today is your narrator, and the many viewpoints the main character can have. Consider this my masterclass: buckle up. Third-person narration...

How To Write Your First Chapter

Let’s get the most important piece of information out of the way first. You are not going to hook anyone with your first sentence, the first paragraph is more likely, but most probably it’s going to be the first few pages that catch the readers attention. Now I’m not...

Plotting or Pantsing

Some authors swear up and down that their style is superior on both sides of the plotting or pantsing argument. The thing is, I’m not sure it’s as simple as that. The pushiest side for this argument is the plotters (sorry guys, but it’s true!), here I fall guilty. I...