How to keep going when you’ve lost the plot. (Pun totally intended…)

Hello?   Oh good, there you are.   Let’s cosy down over here and ignore the world for a bit, yes?   So. I’ve had a lot of people tell me lately, “I want to write a book, but I’m

Are you boring yourself?

  There’s one very big difference between someone who has written a book, and someone who hasn’t.   The one who has? ACTUALLY WROTE ONE.   (I know. It’s obvious. Just bear with me.)   And I know that there

How Do I Hire An Editor #2

How Do I Hire An Editor #2

Because I get asked many versions of the same question – “How do I hire an editor?” – I’ve written this series to take you through exactly what working with an editor entails.   What to expect, what you’ll need

How Do I Write My Book?

How Do I Write My Book?

There are more frustrated writers out there than you’d believe.    I know, because I talk to writers, and would-be writers for a good amount of time each week, and also, because Himself STILL hasn’t finished the book he started

Don’t be an Art Martyr

The Chandelier, by Jo Bradshaw. Etching is where it started… Last week’s blog post contained the line: Art needs to be made, not questioned before it’s even born. When I wrote that sentence last week, it was an idea that

Accountability: not as official or boring as you’d think

For those who want to know, I’m reporting back about Himself’s progress on his book. My intervention went pretty much as scripted, and if you missed that post, you can read back over it here. At the end, Himself was

How to get back on the (writing) horse if you’ve stopped

You know how I was telling you that Himself had gotten all unstuck and was a writing dynamo? (In case you’re not up to speed, read the start of his book writing saga in this first instalment.) Where we left

Go Hard or Go Home vs Softly Softly

Writing advice online. There’s a ton of it out there, and seeing as I’m not writing a book at present, I thought I’d spend some time looking at it. Talk about falling down the rabbit hole! I think I lost

Your plan = your power

This is an excerpt from an eBook I’m writing at present, that you’ll be able to download for FREE pretty soon. (And I’m just going to say that it’s taking a LOT of restraint to be this low-key about it.

On knitting and urgency

It’s been a while. How are you all? I hope your celebrations and New Year have been beautiful, filled with the things you love. Possibly even with a tiny bit of time squeezed in somewhere for writing! For my part:

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