In this post I share what I use on a daily basis in my writing - including the storage and back up hard drives (and I cannot stress how important they are!)Read More
I was asked on Instagram a few weeks ago if I had any tips on fitting in writing when life is so busy. So I’ve written this blog post in answer to that. I’m not saying it’s the definitive answer but it is how I’ve done it and maybe, if you’re looking to fit in writing to an already busy schedule, you can adapt it to work for you too.Read More
Last week I struggled with the blank screen when writing an essay. It was incredibly frustrating. But by the Friday the tone and first line came to me. This blog post is about the processes I go through when faced with the blank screen.Read More
How I organise my writing week and month so I’m no longer all over the place and have a structure I stick to.Read More
Okay, so it's time for a brand new writing adventure for me.
And I'm pretty nervous - so I'm trying not to think too hard about it. I'm just typing the words and pressing the buttons on the keyboard. Sometimes that's just the best way.
I've just finished filling in my Patreon creator account page. As per the rules of Patreon you have to fill it in then submit it to them to ensure it's within their community guidelines. So I pressed the big red button to submit and now I'm waiting for someone to let me know it's all good to go and I'm now live.
You might be thinking...Helen, what on earth are you talking about? What is this Patreon you're referring to?
Well, Patreon is a site for creatives - bands, artists, podcasters, filmmakers and writers (to name just a few) who are providing something in return for monetary support from patrons.Read More
When did we all start creating the same content in the same way? When did we all become online clones of each other?Read More
I know that from July I need a break from social media, from charging ahead on projects and from creating brand new things. So I allow myself time to recharge. This is how I deal with overwhelm.Read More
Last month I wrote about what my writing projects were going to be during May. I never really thought about doing this again for the month of June but it was fairly successful and I learned from it so I'm going to go ahead and chat about what worked last month and what I'm going to work on this month.
So, as a quick recap, I've come to the conclusion that the best way for me to work is to divide the month up into projects. Not to have deadlines or to get so many words written in a day. But to say, this month I'm working on 'x'.
Last month my two main goals were
1. to increase the amount of blog posts I write
2. to work on my novel.
I achieved both. But maybe not quite as productively as I'd hoped.Read More
If you want to run a successful blog we’re told so many rules we must adhere to. But who are making these rules up, anyway? And why are we following them without question and turning into clones of each other?Read More
My writing projects for the month of May 2018 || What if, at the start of every month, I gave myself one big or a couple of small projects to solely work on that month? How would this affect my writing output?This way I won’t worry about the other ideas I have that distract me. I can simply write those ideas on a list and schedule them in for another month.
This blog post details what I’m working on, creatively, during May.
Recently I wrote a post asking if there was ageism in blogging. It prompted a huge response so here I have summarised a few of the reasons why over-40 bloggers are less visible online.Read More
Blogging is no longer just the individual blog anymore. It's utilising all the platforms available to us. And each one gives us the opportunity to develop, write and share our stories. In this post I share how I do just that.Read More