Thinking like a writer

We all want to get to the point that we can call ourselves writers… authors even. But when is that? At what point? It’s simple really… When we begin to think like writers, and now you’re wondering… why is she going around in circles? Get to the point already… Thinking like a writer just involves…

2 Smart ways to Describe like a pro

The sleepy months of summer are withering away and you want to get back to writing, but then you suddenly feel insecure. You don’t feel like your writing is drawing the attention of your readers. Or maybe you have a stand as an author known for your way with words, but you’ve hit a dead…

The Bad Boy I was Dating: Experience To Writing

As a writer, we long to create realistic yet swoon worthy characters to sweep the reader off their feet and have their fingers itching to turn the page. What better way to create a realistic character that building one from past relationships, building on your last boyfriend or best friend. Writing requires an ever increasing…

Inspiration: The flickering bulb in writing

It’s one thing to have a plan. It’s another to execute it. And it’s a completely different story when keeping to the tight schedule of a plan; this could be the next book you’re writing, or the blog you’re managing. As a writer inspiration is everything. It’s well known to flicker like an aged light…

Open and Close Method: How to write mystery

I love writing mystery books, it’s my genre and often at times I get asked how they’re so good? It’s simple, really. I just do what I like to call the Open-and -Close-Method. This simply implies opening a problem: The general problem of the book and solve it. But then the book is too small…

Recycling your stories: How to grow as a writer

You’ve written a book all those years ago, and you happen to stumble upon it and it was a major cringe fest. If you happen to be like me, then you started writing at a very young age and stumbling upon your very first book gives you mixed feelings. It’s either you really want to…

Goals: How they saved my writing career

Writing is a dark abyss. It’s telling the story you believe means something to you, and at times it can be difficult to see the nearly blurry end of the tunnel. But what if I told you there was a way to see the end as clearly as the words on your page? Now you’re…

Why you need to reinvent ‘the wheel’ to be a writer

Remember back in 2016 when you read that fantasy novel about the princess and the dragon? Or that romance novel where the lady falls in love with her brothers best friend? You do? Great, it’s been three years and you want to write a book similar to that but you’re worried about plagiarising, you’re worried…

Exclusive: The secrets they never tell you about writing!

We’re used to talking about writing, how to write, how to become a successful writer… and such. But what about the secrets they don’t tell you? The dark aspects of writing that could send you shuddering in the corner? I’m here to dish it all. Let’s start with the cost of just writing a book….

Writing Resources: Part two

Social media, our daily pill. We wake up to it, we fall asleep to it. But how can it help in writing exactly? Easy, the community. It’s easy to slip into isolation when writing, but with these few social media apps, and tips on how to use them, you’ll become a social writer in no…