On the Writers Anon blog today, I discussed how valuable being part of a supportive writing group can be. It’s not always possible to join a group, though. Being one of Taunton’s most popular writing groups, there’s not always space available for newcomers at the Writers Anon meetings. Though we’ve never actually turned anyone away, it’s… Continue reading Cruel to be Kind?
At what point does someone decide, yes, I’m a writer. That’s my job. That’s who I am. Unless someone’s a journalist or has trained in writing as a career, a person will probably think of their ‘day job’ when a new acquaintance asks, what do you do? Because that’s what they mean, isn’t it? What… Continue reading I’m a Writer
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… Continue reading Submission – Can we Dominate?
Most people have heard of method actors – those actors who get so into their roles they live, eat and breathe them, to the point where they even walk around talking like their character, or working in the career the character has, so they can get the ‘inside’ view of who they are. The attention… Continue reading Real Life Research
This week I’ve been thinking about writer’s block. It’s something I tend to do when I’m suffering from it. Block can come in many forms. Sometimes it’s obvious that you’re stuck on a project, other times you might be writing, churning out the wordage, getting the pages out, but the story just isn’t going anywhere. … Continue reading Writer’s Block