Why writers should never say should

I’ve given myself time to write and come away to Bali to do it. It’s scary and arguably not sensible (‘are you sure it’s a good idea to quit your job in this economic climate?’) but I couldn’t be happier about finally taking my...

November’s Retreat

Well, here we are again. Since my last retreat update, the Urban Writers Retreats have turned 3 years old! I can’t honestly say it’s been easy;  many times I’ve thought that if my aim was to create something cool and make a little money, I might have...
Pick up your pen and join a writing challenge

Pick up your pen and join a writing challenge

How would you feel if you wrote 25,000 words in a month?   Is that your normal routine or does it seem a long way off? For me, it feels like quite a stretch. It’s only 1,000 words a day, and even gives you a few days off, but have I been doing it regularly?...
June’s retreat

June’s retreat

For a long time this blog just held ‘useful stuff’, resources and tools. Then I found the first Urban Writers blog and remembered that I really enjoyed sharing something a bit more personal, so thought I’d post a couple of photos from...
The Procrastination Station

The Procrastination Station

How to achieve guilt-free procrastination! Well ok, maybe not 100% guilt free. But pretty close. Procrastination is part of the creative process, and berating yourself for being lazy isn’t helpful. In fact, using your willpower to force yourself do something...