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....

An advent calendar for you!

December 2013 Here’s a little silly little online advent calendar to make you smile while you’re procrastinating writing. What will you find behind the doors? Think festive games, inspirational quotes, useful links and free resources for writers, videos...