2017 Writing Planner

I love a good plan. L-O-V-E. I mean, it’s not like you’re going to just wake up one morning and find you’ve accidentally climbed Mount Everest, right? You have to decide you want to go, start training, book tickets… Same with writing, or just...

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...

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...

What would Neil Gaiman do?

Procrastination. Most of us do it sometimes. I have a sneaky suspicion that people who never procrastinate are actually robots. Sometimes you put things off because you don’t have enough information to move forward, and a bit of work or time will do the trick....

Stop feeling guilty about wanting to write

A lot of us seem to feel that we shouldn’t be wasting our time on writing and that it’s selfish. We feel bad because of all the other things we should be doing with our time, more worthy things. This is particularly a problem when we start to feel like our...

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...

Books writers love

One of the nice things about writing retreats is being able to geek out about books during breaks. And since I don’t seem to have read anything but books for children and teens in the last year (it’s research, okay?) I started collecting names of books...

Beat procrastination with one simple question

Sometimes I put off writing (I don’t have the answer to something, my room is too cold, I don’t like my main character, doing a synopsis is EVIL, any reason big or small), and then time passes and another week has gone by and I’ve still done nothing....