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...

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...

Christmas gifts for writers

So. It’s that time of year when we all have those conversations that go something like… “What do you want for Christmas?” “Eh. Don’t know. What about you?” “Haven’t really thought of anything yet.” Useful. Present-buying is HARD. Until you ask...

Your free 2015 writing planner

How can it possibly be January again? Your 2015 writing planner I’ve had a fantastically exciting year that’s included a number of weeks running retreats in Devon as well as London retreats, an online bootcamp, running a ‘plot your novel in an...