Why 'niching' your blog is a creativity killer | if you want to write a blog for the love of writing IGNORE the advice that you have to niche. Write to explore your passions, write to discover your writing voice. But don't box yourself in before you've started.Read More
Perfectionism can be the biggest factor that stops writers and creatives putting their work out there. In this blog post I chat about how getting your work out there, learning each time, gaining confidence each time is more important than waiting for it to be perfect before you send it out into the world.Read More
How I've set my writing desk up to help me with my posture (and for organisation of all my notebooks and pens!)
I've had so many questions on Instagram about my desk now I have added a keyboard, monitor, mouse, wooden riser and tucked my laptop away underneath so I thought I'd make a short video about the equipment I've used and where it's all from.
Click to read the full post and see the video.Read More
What we, as writers & creators, can learn from Olympic Gold Ice-Skating Champions.
Christopher Dean said in a recent documentary: ‘it was about what we had to do and not about watching others...’ and I think we, as online writers and bloggers, can learn a great deal from that.Read More
The monthly post where I share what I’ve done with my writing and online creativity during the course of November.Read More
It’s a real cliche but October went by fast. It was the month of my birthday, the month where the early morning starts with the puppy started to take its toll and the month of half term.
Which is my way of leading up to the fact that October didn’t go as well for me as I’d hoped on the writing front. I suppose this is unsurprising when I think of everything I achieved in September. You cannot keep going at full throttle; at some point you have to slow down and sort the house, spend time with your family and clean out the chicken houses!
Read more about my writing month of October…Read More
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
A summary of how my writing month has gone.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