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...

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...