Big Questions. What next?

Happy New Year! (Yes, I know it's March). So.... life. You'll often hear writers complain that life gets in the way of writing. Work, kids, the day to day grind. Unless you're lucky enough to write full time, many writers master the art of 'fitting in' their writing around everything else. Then there's major life … Continue reading Big Questions. What next?

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Why your first draft doesn’t have to stink

There's a lot of opinions floating around in the writing world: show don't tell, limit backstory, don't overuse dialogue tags, careful with too many adjectives, and the list goes on. While there's a lot of truth to these and these 'rules' are definitely worth taking note of, there's one in particular I find I simply … Continue reading Why your first draft doesn’t have to stink

So you want to be a writer? Forget being a perfectionist

Recently I was reading a blog post by one of my favourite authors, Deanna Raybourn, about what she does well. To my surprise, she considers not being a perfectionist one of her strengths. And it got me thinking . . . Firstly, it's important to note that while I am often retentive about details and rather methodical, I'm … Continue reading So you want to be a writer? Forget being a perfectionist