running

Writer: That Badass Machine

Anyone can run, but not everyone’s a runner.  Similarly anyone can write, but not everyone’s a writer. What is it, though, that makes someone a writer instead of just someone who can write? Like a runner, a writer will train themselves. They learn discipline and discover techniques, they invest in equipment and training courses to…

rune

Writing’s True Magic

Most people only write when they have to. Shopping lists, emails. Essential, everyday stuff like that. They don’t do it for pleasure. They don’t do it for sharing. It’s a means of communication, or for jogging the memory. When someone crosses that line and begins to write as a form of expression, then their relationship…

submissions

Submission – Can we Dominate?

You’ve done it. You’ve finished your book, edited and re-written, proofread and read it through for the thousandth time. It’s ready. What now? For most writers, the answer will be to go the traditional route and try to get it published by one of the major publishing houses. It takes more than just popping it…

rewriting

It’ll be All Right on the Rewrite

Every writer has their own way of going about their work. Some edit as they go, looking back over every sentence, every paragraph time and again before starting on the next. Others get their day’s work out in one big splurge and don’t look at it again until the whole book is finished. Others want…

writing career

A Career in Writing?

I’ve been writing all my life.  Granted, not very well, but from a very young age (11) I decided I wanted to write stories – no, books – and be a famous writer.  That decision, or maybe it’s an urge, has followed me throughout my life and, while I may not have always had the…