In my day job, my team and I are encouraged to be generalists. We are told that the best way to be able to deal… Read More »Should a writer aim to be a genre specialist?
For the last two weeks I’ve been introducing the first two major myths about social media for writers (part one here). So far, I’ve pointed… Read More »Social media myths for writers – Does everyone know better than you?
There’s no getting away from social media at the moment. It seems to be all encompassing, spurring news stories, providing distractions, and allow people to… Read More »Social media myth for new writers (part two): promoting your work
This is the first in a series of posts that I’m writing to smash away at some of the myths around social media for new… Read More »Myth and reality in social media for new writers (Part one)
Eventually, you do realise that someone is going to have to read your work? Whether it’s beta readers, actual readers, or competition judges, you can’t… Read More »When should I give my writing to beta readers?
Too often I see writers focusing too much on how much they’ve completed in a calendar year. How many short stories, how many scripts and… Read More »Why you should embrace the writing process
While at work the other day, I wrote the little note below to myself before an important meeting. I was going to be facing some… Read More »Writers! Remember everyone wants you to do well
My train speeds through the Essex countryside, carrying me to another day in the centre of London. Everyone around me is commuting into the office,… Read More »Why writing is the antidote to modern life