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”

How to beat ‘Writer’s Block’

I don’t particularly like to use the phrase ‘writer’s block’ as I don’t place a high degree of importance on it as a concept. Nevertheless it’s a relatable term that everybody is familiar with to some extent, so that helps I suppose. The reason this topic has come up for me is due to theContinue reading “How to beat ‘Writer’s Block’”

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”

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”