Looking Away: 5 Good Reasons To Take A Break

Looking Away: 5 Good Reasons To Take A Break

“Look Away, Look Away” sang Big Country way back in the 80’s somewhere… I am pretty sure they weren’t giving writing advice, but it works pretty well anyway. Can’t see the wood for the trees? Take a break. Writing can sometimes be the most depressing activity....
Will it look like you wanted it to?

Will it look like you wanted it to?

I have just learned a massive writing lesson. The novel I spent more than 5 years working on needs an amount of work that, as my editor puts it, is just not worth it in terms of productivity. Simply put, from a professional, publishing point of view, the book just...
Traffic Report

Traffic Report

I re-booted my blog in 2015 after it had been standing mostly idle for large parts of the year. It needed a new look and I had a new purpose in my mind. The result was this new, more business-like skin and front page and a whole new content page. If you have been...
1003 Tips To Make You A Better Writer

1003 Tips To Make You A Better Writer

My feelings about teaching, coaching, training and generally encouraging writing are contradictory. On the one hand, I see an industry springing up around writing and digital publishing that has everything to do with Ego and very little to do with the art or craft of...