How to take an idea dump

I wrote an article on how to utilise your writer's notebook to the fullest. One of the things that I couldn’t stop thinking about was idea dumps. I began to explore how they fit into my writing habit and why I continued to put my mass stupid, crazy thoughts onto...

Ways That Writers Procrastinate

If you’re anything like me, you understand that there is value in what others would deem “procrastinating”. I become a domestic goddess when it comes time for me to write. My husband is thrilled! The laundry, dishes, hoovering and dusting is done before he gets home...

5 things you can do to write a better essay!

One of the hardest adjustments when it comes to transferring from high school to university is the difference in the quality of work you are asked to produce. Some schools do a great job of filling in the blanks and preparing you for the different ways in which you will be asked to write, others not so much. This is why I thought that it would be helpful to lay out some general rules to make sure you are ticking all the boxes for your tutor.

Dyslexia and Riteing

Writing is one of the most powerful careers there is, I honestly believe that. Words have the power to change the world one life at a time. There will always be that book that changed the way you thought, opened you up to a new part of the world or changed your mind. We shouldn’t hold ourselves back because of disabilities or learning disorders. I wish I learned this sooner in life, I could’ve saved a lot of time away from the kitchen and spent it sitting at my desk; writing a story that someone else needs. 

Postpone Perfection

When I first started to pursue my passion for writing (I'm talking way back in my pre-teen years), I used to go over and over my "novel". I would relentlessly write and rewrite paragraphs and chapters; I would rename my characters, change my plot plan and...

What You Need To Know About Writing What You Know

No matter what type of life you have lived, whether it be interesting or mundane; if you are a writer you have undoubtedly heard the phrase ‘write what you know’. Most writers have two reactions to this piece of advice, the first being: that is the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard, you need to read some fantasy; or yeah, that sounds pretty logical. Whichever camp your in, I’m going to tell you now… you’re not wrong. There I said it, I live in this magical place in between both of the camps; here in this utopian land we believe that yes, you should write what you know… but you should also write what you come to know. While I don’t think that write what you know is a very good piece of advice, I think the theory behind it (often left out of the advice) is something that every writer does naturally. Before anyone clicks out of this article in a fit of rage, let me explain myself.