Ok right, I acknowledge this blog post may or may not have bloomed from a guilty conscience. I quit my full-time job last year and exchanged it for a part-time job so I could have more time to focus on my writing and figure out what I want to do with my life. It has … More Why it’s OK not to have finished your debut novel yet
In a world where most of us are focused on what we plan to do in the future, or mulling over events from the past, it is a well-known fact that most of us spend a lot of time in a state of autopilot, completely detached from the present moment. Mindfulness aims to bring us back to the present, to reconnect with it, and to take it as it is without judgement. … More Why Practising Mindfulness Makes Me a Better Writer
Hi guys, Just a quick list post detailing several different ways of sneaking that little extra bit of writing time into your life! It’s a bit hypocritical of me as I’ve chosen to write this as opposed to actually getting on with my novel or short stories but oh well…Here goes! 1. Try and write … More How to fit writing into your life
Source Writing 50,000 words in just 29 days. Sounds near enough impossible right? Yet still, year after year, writers from all around the world pledge to complete this mammoth task during the month of November. So, should you do it? Well that all depends on whether or not you fancy a challenge, need a kick … More National Novel Writing Month – Should I do it and how should I tackle it?
Sometimes, no matter how passionate you are about your novel, it can be impossible to find the motivation to actually sit down and write it (a feeling I know only too well!). Thankfully, there are some sure-fire tricks that can help ease you into the writing mind-frame, and help you to focus and be productive. … More Finding the motivation to write: top six tips to help you focus
Taken with a pinch of salt, this means “work a little on your novel every day, in order to move it forward”, but that doesn’t sound anywhere near as catchy. Now, I (Becca) will begin by pointing out that this is likely to be more relevant to those of you who write part time like … More 500 words a day keeps the first draft at play: a useful tool for keeping your first draft moving forward