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...
What’s “Real” Writing – and Does Yours Count?

What’s “Real” Writing – and Does Yours Count?

This post was originally published in June 2013, and updated and republished in July 2019. Do you ever worry that your writing doesn’t really “count” somehow? The first time I felt this was back in 2008 – 2009, when I had two major strands to my...