5 Ways to Bridge the Creativity Gap

As writers, we get excited about new story ideas. We have spreadsheets, computer files aptly named 'Idea Catcher', a plethora of notebooks filled with ideas, colour-coded text, scribbles and sticky notes. We fight the urge to start drafting right away. Sometimes we cave and pound out a few paragraphs before holding off to commit to... Continue Reading →

My 2019 Writing Goals

Hello 2019, After wiping out on my 2018 writing resolutions I decided to refer to my plans not as resolutions but as creative goals. Do you have a word for 2019? My word for 2019 is intentional. I plan to be purposeful and deliberate when it comes to my writing. Time and space are a writer's most... Continue Reading →

A Writer’s Blog: One Year Later

I celebrated my one year blogging anniversary this month. This is a story best told in GIFs... December 2017 I tell myself..."Self, you should start a blog". Yes, another one. How many blogs have I ditched? I want to a published author one day, so why not share the writing journey. Maybe my experience can... Continue Reading →

The Danger of a Single Writing Project

How many writing projects are you currently working on? As creatives, we all experience burnout at some point. Whether we have simply taken on too much, set unrealistic expectations, or in my case become overwhelmed (more like obsessed) with a particular writing project, I've found that incorporating other writing projects (crazy as this sounds) has... Continue Reading →

Creating Stories With Heart

If you're a writer with publishing ambitions, I'm sure you've heard agents calling for 'stories with lots of heart'.  I've heard this term tossed around but what does it really mean to give a novel heart? I came across one of the best explanations in Donald Maas' The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the... Continue Reading →

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