Win a scholarship place on the Six Month Novel

Yes, we’re giving away one place on the 2019 Six Month Novel!   The Six Month Novel came about when Charlie from Urban Writers’ Retreat and Amie (a professional editor) met. We moaned about how hard we find it to keep going to the end of a draft...
What would you write if you weren’t afraid?

What would you write if you weren’t afraid?

I’m just back from the first writing retreat of the year with a really lovely bunch of writers. We had a few chats over the week about the value of time away from normal life to think differently, and for me that brought up the way we think the same things over...

Make 2018 your best writing year yet

Hooray, your 2018 writing planner is here! I LOVE goals. I get why people hate New Year’s Resolutions – I do too. They just seem like setups for failure to me. But looking at last year to identify the frustrations I want to change and actually celebrating...

Christmas gifts for writers

Now, we writers think we are easy to buy for. Easy. A bit of stationery and we’re happy! The people who love us may beg to differ though, so I asked lots of writers what they actually want to make life easier. You’re welcome. Here are the best...

Be a better writer by letting go of being ‘good’

I met an artist recently. He exhibits globally in major exhibitions and lectures at universities, so it’s fair to say he’s quite good. I was lucky enough to visit his studio, and it was an eye-opening look at a successful creative process. The thing that...