I wanted to begin my journaling series with something anyone can do. Something that even after 21 days of my month-long journaling challenge, I have gained so much from. What are Morning Pages? The concept of morning pages comes from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and the idea is expanded upon in The Miracle of
In the month of November, many seasoned, regular, and first-time writers come together for NaNoWriMo. Their goal is to write 50,000 words in November. This is entirely possible, even with a full-time job, especially if you’re a student or work part-time. I have had my own troubles with writing NaNoWriMo but I’ve written about them
Technology has had an incredible impact on creativity. The number of people on YouTube who create mind-blowing content is remarkable. The blogs, the podcasts, the photography/art portfolios, ebooks… the list goes on and on and on. Technology has done achieved so much in the world of creativity, but it comes with a lot of distractions.
Seven days ago, I set myself the challenge to write a journal entry every day for 30 days. One week in and I’ve already learnt a lot. Journaling is an artform I’ll be honest, this isn’t the first thing I thought I was going to discover. I had assumed that journal entries would be clunky
There is something you should never do straight after writing a draft and that’s read it. I had never followed this rule before because it never bothered me when I thought it was bad…This book, however, I care about a lot. And it’s terrible.
Guest Post written by Catrin Russell, Author of The Power of Conviction and The Path of Salvation Hi everyone! My name is Catrin Russell, and I am a self-published author since June of 2019. I am thirty years old, living in Sweden with my husband, two kids and two dogs. I grew up in a tiny village
This is the greatest introduction to a fantasy world. Ever. There, I said it! No, not only into this particular fantasy world but the fantasy genre as a whole. Rereading this felt like going back home and slipping under the duvet with a warm hot chocolate in the winter. I fell in love with the
Imagine you are your character. I will be Li, a 25(ish) year-old woman, currently living in Wolverhampton, England. Creating this base for your character is important. She has a name, age, and general setting. These are the three first things to base everything else about your character and your story on. The character’s name gives
Writing is hard. Or can be. Even beginning this blog post is difficult, but for someone else it might have been easy. That would have defeated the point in writing it in the first place, though. I have always been a constant writer; that is to say that I constantly have something I am writing.
It’s true; actually, you could finish a first draft of a novel in two months (with a few days off), so technically you could write a novel before the summer holidays even begin. This is something I remind myself of every time I think, I’ll do 1000 words tomorrow; take today off. But if I do
Sometimes, the problem with creating a story is that it can get out of control. The simple idea you had to begin with is now a huge, complex story that is over 300k words. I was asked in the comments of my post How to Develop a Plot into an Entire Novel, if there was a
When you have an idea for a story, it can be a little tricky bulking it out enough to fill a novel. The first thing you need to think is: Is this actually a novel-length idea? You could write a short story or novella as the story might not need 30-100 thousand words. If you
I know that a lot of writers really do not like having their writing organised. Some days they will write from 1000-5000 words and other days maybe 0-30 words. This can work for some writers, and that’s good, but if I try to write like that I often stop writing for a week, or several