Eight Mistakes to Avoid as a New Freelance Writer

Eight Mistakes to Avoid as a New Freelance Writer

When you start freelancing, it’s very easy to make mistakes that end up costing you time or money. This isn’t a reason to put off starting until you’re sure you’ll get everything 100% right first time round. There will always be some things that you don’t do...
How to Get Back On Track When Your Writing Plans Go Awry

How to Get Back On Track When Your Writing Plans Go Awry

This post was originally published on Aliventures in May 2016, and updated in September 2019. So you’ve made a plan for the next few months. For a month or two, everything goes fine. You’re writing regularly, hitting your targets, and feeling great about your...
What to Do When Your Writing Isn’t Working Out How You Hoped

What to Do When Your Writing Isn’t Working Out How You Hoped

Are you getting as much writing done as you’d like? Are you seeing the success you want? For most writers, the answer is “no” … and that’s perfectly normal. Maybe, for instance, you thought that quitting your day job to freelance would give you plenty of time to...
Five Handy Ways to Patch Plot Holes in Your Novel

Five Handy Ways to Patch Plot Holes in Your Novel

Sometimes, you feel like your story hangs together pretty well … until you re-read your whole draft. That’s when you notice all the places where it’s not quite working. If there’s a tiny inconsistency (like a character changing eye colour half way), that’s...