A NaNo Update

So we are just over half way through November and National Novel Writing Month which really, by now, should have been changed to International Novel Writing Month. Then we could call it Inno. Y'no? Anyway, it will come as no surpirse to those of you who have been follwoing me the last few years that … Continue reading A NaNo Update

The Liebster Award

I was pleasantly surprised on Thursday to receive a nomination for the Liebster Award by Melissa Mitchell. This award has been floating around for a while now in various forms and is a great way to gain an insight into the minds of your fellow writers, readers and bloggers. The guidelines are fairly simple: 1. Link … Continue reading The Liebster Award

Doubt and loathing: How to beat your writing demons.

Earlier this week, I attended a seminar by an internationally renowned motivational speaker. He was talking about academic success but what he said made a lot of sense for writing as well. Too often, we can fall into the trap of despair or pass on our laziness and lack of motivation as 'writer's block'. Writers are notoriously temperamental, … Continue reading Doubt and loathing: How to beat your writing demons.