Ensuring that you stay creative, and don’t lose hope

In a previous post I tackled the dreaded topic of ‘Writer’s Block’ and how to beat it, assuming that you belong to the camp of pen wielders who believes that it’s a real phenomenon. I say this because you do get those sorts of people who don’t believe in it, and instead feel it’s allContinue reading “Ensuring that you stay creative, and don’t lose hope”

Short Story: Blade of Malachite

The knight ascended the ruined hill, as grey clouds swirled above a sky split asunder, and lightning wreaked havoc in flashes of perfect chaos. Though the thunder made its fiercest effort to shake the earth, a message sent by the Gods to dissuade him, the knight pushed on relentlessly. The sound of his march matchedContinue reading “Short Story: Blade of Malachite”

Insecurity about your Writing

It’s easy to be a victim to crippling insecurity about your writing, and there are many reasons as to why you would hide your work away and refuse to share it with other talents. The most common reasons that I have encountered are: Fear, often disguised as being lost in the creative process Self-doubt overContinue reading “Insecurity about your Writing”

Common Writing Errors

There may still be many purists who disagree with me on this, but personally I feel that grammar has become less rigid in the world of free-form writing, expression and style. I am not overly concerned with whether a comma was inserted into the right place, or whether or not you committed a cardinal sinContinue reading “Common Writing Errors”

Join a Writing Circle

If you’re someone who is serious about your writing and it’s more than just a hobby to you, you’ll probably be hungry for feedback and thirsty for inspiration. After all the most important return as a writer is the response of readers. I am not implying that you necessarily have to be pursuing professional publication,Continue reading “Join a Writing Circle”

Announcing my poetry collection, ‘Dancing with Darkness’

After hours upon hours of rigorous writing coupled with the launch of my Instagram account in July 2020, I am ready to share my first complete collection of poetry. Those who may know me will know that I don’t typically write about heartbreak, loss or society or the world. I tend to write about theContinue reading “Announcing my poetry collection, ‘Dancing with Darkness’”

Write with Word Prompts

When you’re around the poetry, short-story and creative writing scene you surely may have stumbled across the term ‘word prompts’ before. Word prompts are generally single words or phrases issued out to creators with the intention of directing them to write about a particular topic. The word prompt may be something as simple as “ocean”Continue reading “Write with Word Prompts”