If you are a writer, you understand the importance of ideas. Without ideas your work cannot exist. The more original and striking your ideas are, the more likely it is that your work will be successful. Collecting and storing ideas (curation) is a left brain activity, while using ideas is… Read More >What You Should Know About Curating Your Ideas
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds. Norman Vincent Peale Tweet Congratulations, you’ve got thoughts which need organising. Imagine for one moment the reverse and concede this is one problem that’s good to have. Your… Read More >Reminder: Organising Your Thoughts Is NOT A Reflection Of Your Intelligence
While working on my novel By Virtue Fall, I discovered that a long passage comprising several chapters wasn’t adding anything to the story. In fact, it was just a distraction, and it had to go. Some writers concentrate on just getting the story out there in their first draft, rough… Read More >Are You Still Quitting When The Going Gets Tough?
One difference I’ve noticed between people who get ahead and those who don’t, is what happens when setbacks occur. The successful types know not everything works – that’s just the way it is. I talked about a recent setback here, when I had to abandon 30,000 words of my… Read More >10 Lessons I Learned From Becoming A More Resilient Writer
When you read back what you’ve written, do you ever hear a voice in your head? If you’re worried this might lead a group of white-coated docs to your door… relax. Not those kinds of voices… I’m talking about The Narrator. The Narrator I think we’ve all got one. It’s the… Read More >How To Be The Most Successful Writer Possible
I’m trying to squeeze more writing hours into my day. I work full time so I reckon there are two choices. Before work or after work. I read around and find there’s a kind of cult out there about becoming a winner by getting up before you go to bed.… Read More >Are You A Lark Or An Owl?