Guest Blogging – A Personal Introduction

February 2, 2013
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Guest Blogging – A Personal Introduction

Guest Blogging is now exceptionally popular - but why? Firstly it’s a great way to gain exposure on someone else’s blog.  Secondly by having a link back to your own website you are making your way up Google’s rankings. But most importantly, if you are an writer, it’s a brilliant way to get your words out into the world. It can also be a way of earning some money from writing – but more on this over the next few weeks. Here is a personal guest blogging experience from Lucy Daniel, a blogger from Manchester. It is a particular thrill for me…

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A prompt a day, keeps writer’s block away…

November 13, 2012
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A prompt a day, keeps writer’s block away…

Thanks to Vikki Thompson for this guest post.    Pick up any “How To” writing guide and you will read the same advice, over and over again. That the only way to improve your writing is to write. The old adage, “practice makes perfect” may be a cliché  but it’s one of the best pieces of writing advice anyone will ever…

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Are You a Confident Writer?

May 1, 2012
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Are You a Confident Writer?

On the page you need to be convincing, confident and propel the reader along with your words, but how about reading your work at an open mic night? Does your heart do a tap dance when you think about getting feedback on your opening chapter? Do you blush, stammer or stare at the floor when the literary spotlight is upon…

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Fancy A Cup Of Tea?

March 17, 2012
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Fancy A Cup Of Tea?

All writers need tea breaks. We need to sit, ponder, rest our brains and let new ideas flow. During this creative recess, there is surely nothing more inspiring than drinking your favourite beverage from a motivating writerly mug. We’ve had some Be The Writer You Dream Of Being mugs specially made just for that purpose and have been sipping tea from them…

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The ‘Should’ Monster

January 19, 2012
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Does this little monster tell you that you SHOULD be writing?

Picture this: it’s a bright July morning, and you have the day to yourself. Your perfect writing spot is waiting for pages to be filled. It’s your time. But instead of enjoying this fact, you hear a little monster tell you that you ‘should’ get to the desk, hear him growl at you over your morning coffee; chiding you for…

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