It’s been seven weeks since I last did any writing on my novel and the longer I leave it the harder it is to re-start. So this is a writing vlog where I decide enough is enough and crack on with the last two Acts in the outlining process. And that’s when the writing magic happens…Read More
I have been working on my novel for many years. I’ve had confidence issues, fear issues, procrastination issues…but now I’ve decided enough is enough and it’s time to get on with it. This is a vlog of my progress and for this month I show how I am outlining and re-plotting my manuscript.Read More
This is a video where I share the five writing notebooks I am using this month.Read More
What happens next after I have finished the first draft of my novel?
In this video I share how I am beginning the process of editing to get my novel into the best possible shape so I can start submitting to literary agents.Read More
I have decided upon two goals for the next four months. One writing based and one YouTube based. These goals have been divided up into projects and tasks for the month of June.Read More
I filmed the process of writing my fourth essay for Patreon so you could see how I went from conceiving the idea (through journalling) all the way to clicking publish on my Patreon account.Read More
In the past week I’ve realised it was time to evolve my writing business. I need to become more purposeful with the projects I do. I need to stop the projects that aren’t working and put more effort into those that don’t provide that social media dopamine hit but may be more fruitful.
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I love new notebooks. They contain such promise - but I think that is why so many of us don’t use them. I know I certainly have a shelf FULL of blank pages.
But I’ve been watching Sarra of Heart Breathings on YouTube and she has been giving advice on how we can fill our notebooks with her video: How to fill your empty notebooks.
This got me thinking about my notebooks and how they have helped me with my planning, my business and my writing and creativity over the past few years. So, I decided to open the pages and show you the insides.Read More
A blog post about the feelings that stopped me from writing my first essay for Patreon and how I managed to push past them. PLUS an excerpt from my very first essay.Read More
Not content with just writing my blog, novel and essays I’ve now decided to document my writing journey in a series of vlogs on IGTV. Read all about it in today’s blog post: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