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...

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...

A writing prompt advent calendar, woo!

Here’s a little silly little online advent calendar to make you smile while you’re procrastinating writing. Just click on the right date and your prompt will pop up box will pop up. Set a timer (5-20 minutes is good) and write non-stop. It’s...

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...