Writing Procrastination Tips

Spotted this cartoon today in my travels and it stopped me in my tracks. So much so I had to write about it! Not that I was doing any of those things, of course. No, I was actually 'researching' on the web. Every good writer needs to research - fact-checking, thoroughness of topic coverage, clarifying… Continue reading Writing Procrastination Tips

Writing Tip: Read Your Work Out Loud

It seems really naff, awkward, silly to think about reading your writing out loud. After all, unless you are a lyricist or poet, you don't write with a view to your words being vocalised. But reading aloud works. As a writer, we really do think we don't have to read our writing. That once writ,… Continue reading Writing Tip: Read Your Work Out Loud

The Power of Reading and Writing

Malala Yousafzai told her amazingly brave story in her first book  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. She has since penned two other books and a documentary in addition to her advocacy work for education. From the age of 11 Malala pursued… Continue reading The Power of Reading and Writing

Writer Quote of the Day

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades How true is that? Most people can write, even if only their name. Most people can fashion a blog or a letter or a job application, even if they need some help. Those… Continue reading Writer Quote of the Day

How to Write Micro Fiction

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Writing an 80,000-page novel sounds arduous, and difficult and long. Some people take years to write their novel: some work assiduously every day and pump it out in a few months. If you do NaNoWriMo style, you'll have a rough draft in a month. Flash fiction though can be written during a short trip on… Continue reading How to Write Micro Fiction