There is no doubt, putting ourselves and our words out there makes us surprisingly vulnerable and adopting a successful author mindset and building confidence is no easy task. Those words you have toiled and pondered over, those emotions you have poured into characters and narrative, and those confidences you have held between yourself and your… Read More The Successful Author Mindset: How to Build Your Confidence as a Writer
People always focus on the ‘how to write a book’ question, but what is actually more important, is how to, in fact, finish writing that book. There is something like 75% of the population who say they would like to write a book. But of those only around 2% actually ever write their book and… Read More How to Write a Book (and Actually Finish it!)
One of the biggest challenges we face, in most aspects of our lives, is a shortage of time. We find ourselves filling our days with being busy – and that means that the creative projects that we want to work on seem to take a back seat. But being busy isn’t everything it’s cracked up… Read More Productivity for Writers: 9 Tips on How to Write More in Less Time
The term ‘writer’s voice’ is thrown around a great deal. It is something that most writers spend a great deal of time trying to perfect, most literary agents are always on the lookout for and readers unwittingly seek to keep them reading. When literary agents are asked what it is that they are looking for… Read More What is Writer’s Voice?
The term ‘show don’t tell‘ is thrown around a great deal, in fact, so much so, that it has become a bit of cliché, but, what does ‘show don’t tell’ actually mean? There are two ways to tell a story: By telling 1.You can either relate it to someone in second-hand narrative summary Or showing 2.You… Read More What Does ‘Show Don’t Tell’ Actually Mean?
17 Tips to Beat Writer’s Block, Refocus Your Mind and Write Your Book It’s controversial, but here at writing.co.uk we aren’t big believers in writer’s block. At least, not in the form everyone talks about. We prefer to see writer’s block as a fleeting set-back, a day of not bringing your writing A-game, or a… Read More The Truth About Writer’s Block