Blog Archive

Every Time He Dies

The Five BIG Lessons I Wish I’d Known Before Writing My Novel
Knowing Your Why: The Story Behind The Story
Research: Taking Your Book To The Next Level
The Two Things You Need To Know About Writing A Novel
Why I Chose To Self-Publish My Novel Part 1
Why I Chose To Self-Publish My Novel Part 2
Every Time He Dies Q&A

Writing Practices/Routines/Advice

Developing Your Writing Voice
How to Make Writing a Physical Practise
How to Write a Strong Female Character
Avoid Saggy Middle and Nail Your Novel’s Ending
Writing a Book is Hard. Writing a Second Book is Weird.
How To Make Your Fiction More Interesting
Why Keeping A Journal Is Vital To Your Creative Practice
How To Make Your Daily Walk Part of Your Creative Practice
How Do You Know When A Project Is Finished?
The One Thing That Can Change Everything
Keeping a Creative Journal
New Project = New Process
Writing Efficiently
The Pros and Cons of Writing Workshops
How To Get The Most Out Of A Writing Session
Why Writers are Obsessed with Process
How to Redraft Your Novel
How to Reduce Your Word Count
Five Weird Writing Tips
How to Increase Your Word Count
How to Build a Character Profile
How to Generate Story Ideas
Returning to a Project
The Bonuses of Working on Two Projects
Messing with the Routine
Writing From the Subconscious
Why Writers Need Other Writers
Writers Still Need to Talk to People
THE END. You Wish.
Architect vs Gardener

Writing Inspiration

Hosting a Writing Retreat at Home
How to Make Writing Fun Again
A Writer’s Checklist
Quiet Tension: An Alternative Approach to Narrative Drive
Tiny Tales: Why Small Projects Are So Important
Creating A Writing Tribe
Self-Care For Writers
The Permission To Write
How To Write A Manifesto
Being an Active Member in Your Writing Community
Writing And Music
A World Worth Writing For
The Walking Writer
Writing Inspiration and Resources
Slow Writing
How to Produce Art when the World is Falling Apart
How to Become a Better Writer
My First Writing Tag
How to Find Motivation for Writing
Death by Easy
Ten Things Writing Can Teach You
A Bit of Kindling for When You’re Feeling Burnt Out
Reaching Out for Easy When the Writing Gets Hard
The ‘Why’ Behind the Craft
Obsession, Coffee and a Hint of Anxiety
The Creator vs The Consumer


The Writers Interrogation List: Are Your Characters You?
The Writers Interrogation List: Daily vs Binge
The Writers Interrogation List: Larks vs Owls
The Writers Interrogation List: Penmonkey or Typist

Productivity and Time Management

Create a Killer Morning Routine
How to Write Without Writing
How to Use the 80/20 Rule to Get More Writing Done
The One Skill That Will Actually Help You Get Stuff Done
Is Social Media Killing Us?
How To Make Working From Home Work
Five Things That Will Derail Your Writing
Batching Your Tasks
The Downside to Being a Precrastinator
Desires vs Goals
Writing While Travelling
Some Thoughts on Burnout


Interview with Blogger Kriti Khare
Interview with Fantasy Author KJ Taylor
Interview with Roman Author Suzy England
Interview with YA author Stacy Nottle
Interview with Fantasy Author Shayla Morgansen
Interview with Crime Writer Gregory James
Interview with Kate Goldsworthy
Author Interview with Jay Ludowyke

Guest Posts

Can You Separate the Art from the Artists: Lovecraft

Self-Publishing/Publishing/Author Platform

The New Model Of Self-Publishing
Book Launches: Why They Are Awesome and Why You Should Have One
How To Approach Your Local Media Outlets
How To Find The Right People To Review Your Book
The Seven Elements of Book Cover Design
The Professional Edit
How To Be A Consistent Content Creator
How to Make the Most of a Conference
Five Steps to a Successful Writing Career
How to Title Your Book
Pure Terror: Reflections on the Beta Reading Process


Writers Need to Read More
How to NOT Feel Guilt About Reading During the Day
The BEST Books I Read During 2019
The Rise of the Hybrid Novel
My Top Six Reads of 2018
Reading is an Intimate Experience
Why You Should Reread Books
Novels Are Anti-Culture
The Necessity of Genre Labels
Opening Sentences: Literary Necromancy and Trickster Devices
‘Nobody Reads Anymore!’ Really?
Bookworm Conscience


Does Good Writing Actually Mean White Writing?
The Balance Between Academic and Creative Writing
Maybe Taking a Break is a Good Thing?
The Write Before Christmas
Writer’s Block, Exercise and Pineapples
An Open Letter to the Muse
A Good Murder
It’s All a Bit of a Lie …
Goldfish Attention Span or Selective Attention Span?
The Thing That Happens When You Slow Down
A Writer’s Letter to Father Christmas
Editor: The Invisible Mender