Jan
30
The Writer is In!

Late last year I fell off the horse ? figuratively speaking! Of course! After months of head down, unrelenting focus on trying to get down the first draft of my WIP, one day in early November, I suffered a complete crisis of confidence over where my story was going. And … Read More

Jul
02

Standing up to work is a growing trend, though it seems Ernest Hemingway always wrote standing up due to a WW1 war injury. Only he stood at a typewriter balanced on a bookcase according to a 1954 interview?with George Plimpton in The Paris Review. “He stands in a pair of … Read More

Jan
22

Writers are lucky. We love our work. Well we do when we?re not having to rewrite whole slabs that seemed so promising at first, but fell so flat; or freaking out didn?t I change that bit last week? Have I lost that draft? Aaah! Or suddenly discovering that something we?ve … Read More

Jan
16

…because it?s Month of Poetry. Yay! What an inspirational way to launch the year and reinvigorate the writing muscle. Month of Poetry is run every year in January by the very talented and lovely?Kathryn (Kat) Apel?who gives experienced and novice poets alike a forum to write and post a poem … Read More

May
01

  After lots of emails crossing paths in the ether all week from various writing buddies… I?m putting it out there. How can we writers inspire, buoy, encourage and fool ourselves into keeping steadfast on our journey to publication? More often than not, it?s a long, long haul from Point … Read More

Apr
05

Literally! And if a writer doesn?t stretch and move and shake those lower back muscles, boy, can they scream at you ? just as my sciatic nerve has been screeching at me all week. “Do you have to write?” asked my physio. Well, it is my income, my passion and … Read More

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