In a workshop I attended this week, someone made the simple comment, ‘creative people are good at ideas. It’s the finishing that’s the problem.’ So true. I look up at … Continue reading How To Finish Your Stories
There’s something strange about expectations. I find that positive ones are far worse than negative. Let me explain. If I’m worried about teaching a tricky class, making an awkward phone … Continue reading Playing For Ideas
Discipline. Stamina. Routine. I’ve lost count of the number of quotes and advice that tell you that in order to be a writer, you have to write every day. No … Continue reading Don’t Be a Slave to the Routine
As a lot of people are working from home, we’re in the strange position of being indoors, all the time. I’m also in the new situation of not going back … Continue reading What Do Writers Wear?
I came back from the wilds of Scotland a couple of weeks ago to find my P45 in the post. Quite a contrast – from a wind-battered climb up a very … Continue reading Why I Quit My Job in the Middle of a Pandemic
Putting these two things together feels as impossible as pineapple on pizza. A creative person needs no rules, boundaries or pesky lists. Organisation is about limiting yourself with goals and … Continue reading Organising Your Creative Life Positively
You can now view my piece on using the natural world to inspire your writing. Do check out their site as there are loads of pieces on inspiring your writing … Continue reading Lightbox Originals