Why Supportive Writing Friends Are Like Lighthouses #MondayBlogs #AmWriting

  There are times when writing is similar to sailing a small boat, across a stormy sea at night. Think of your little boat as your creative project and the angry sea being a mixture of your emotions, your recent literary experiences and your writer demons. You are in total darkness, desperately clinging onto something […]

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The 5 Stages of ‘I Have Got To Keep Going!’ #SocialSaturday #AmWriting 

  There are some creative projects which bring you to your knees, force you to question your motives, present you with obstacles and make you want to run away. I am trying to tell myself that these are special projects and perhaps I should view them as gifts….that keep on giving! Sigh! There are 5 […]

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Author Interviews Stevyn Colgan @StevynColgan #Author #Writer

  Welcome to my weekly blog series – Author Interviews.  I love Saturdays because I get to hang out with some inspirational authors on my blog. Over a virtual cuppa and a biscuit they tell me all about their writing life, the obstacles they have faced whilst writing and their motivations for doing something amazing […]

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The Writer’s Prayer #MondayBlogs #Writers #AmWriting

  Every writer will, at some point in their literary journey, experience one of those dark days where their head is overcrowded with demons, their draft novel sucks and everyone on Twitter is tweeting about their amazing literary successes. When this happens the true writer knows that quitting is not an option. Being creative is […]

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A Few Things Writers Can Learn From Olympic Athletes #writerslife #writers

I am really enjoying watching the Rio Olympics. It has been a really inspirational sporting event and…one which one makes me feel guilty for sitting on my sofa, wedging another slice of pizza into my mouth, as some poor athlete belts around the track. The Olympics has also provided me with a creative boost which I […]

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Getting Back on Your Writing Bike Makes You Stronger #writers #writing

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I have fallen off my writing bike a couple of times during these past few weeks. All sorts of writing related issues can send you flying off your writing bike; crisis of confidence, rejection, fear of failure etc. Coming off can result in you storming off out of the living room, slamming a door, having […]

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The Magical Experience of Reading a Self Help Book #SelfHelpBook #books

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I have recently discovered self-help books. For years I have avoided them like the plague however a couple have recently changed my life.  I thought capturing this magical reading experience would make a good blog post. For noting: self-help books can cover a range of topics, issues and ailments. For this post I am using […]

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