We've all had that moment of being tutted at and we can't figure out what we've done wrong... Or perhaps overheard a complaint about somebody else. You might've heard it whilst shopping or on public transport, wherever it crops up, it's almost certainly a busy place with people trying to get on with their day. … Continue reading Manners don’t cost a thing…
There's a saying about Marmite... maybe you've heard of it? You either love it or hate it. Well, writing I'm afraid is both. Writing is Marmite. Some days I love it, some days it's my worst enemy. I feel both. "But how can you say that YOU'RE a Writer!" ...because it's the truth. I have … Continue reading Writing is Marmite
So I do not have a TV Licence. This apparently is shocking to a lot of people and to the TV Licensing company themselves. A little bit of background here... Last year my partner moved in with me after my flatmate moved out and we decided to take a good look at all of our … Continue reading TV Licence Too Much?
So you might be a writer yourself or perhaps you know one... what can you get them when Christmas or a birthday rolls around? Let me tell you. Every year a book is released, a book that is vital to anyone in the writing industry, that book is called Writer's & Artist's Yearbook. If you … Continue reading The Best Book for Writers.
So I've had a lot of decisions to make lately, some big life decisions really, and in order to get myself organised I gave myself time off blogging here over the Christmas period. Well, the break is over. One of the things that I have been mulling over the last couple of months now is … Continue reading The break’s over.
All writing is creative. Full stop. I don't care if you're writing a University essay, a shopping list or the next great novel... all writing is creative. This is because to properly communicate via writing, you have to think about what your writing is saying and what it looks like. Let's take a shopping list … Continue reading Creative Writing vs. Professional Writing
I have to be honest, I am not a graphic designer. That's right, you heard me. Being a copywriter and studying the craft of writing at University means that I can confidently put sentences together but I cannot produce top notch marketing material all on my own. So, when you're trying to promote your … Continue reading Tips of the trade
We've all been there, deadline looming and your mind is anywhere else other than the writing you need to do. A novel, poem, blog, essay, or short story... Here's 8 ways to get you back to writing that masterpiece. 1. Take a walk What's better than real life inspiration and fresh air? A change in … Continue reading 8 ways to get inspired – How to stop Writer’s block from stopping you.
"I wish we could do that" This has become something I say far too much. I, like many people, am a private renting tenant. Straight out of University, circumstances meant that I needed to find a place to live as soon as I moved out of halls. Magnolia walls, electric oven and poor sound insulation … Continue reading Rent-a-box problems
A blog post all about being a bridesmaid for my friend's upcoming wedding.