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The A – Z of Writing and Everything in Between

What do you get when you combine Graphic Design Lettering and a post on writing? An A to Z guide of writing with some cool arty letters. Hope you all enjoy!   is for AUTHOR. A title writers in the past would spend their entire lives to achieve. Now what amazing times we live in that anybody can get their work out into the world.   is for BLOGGING An author platform with a blog is an absolute must. I know there is an argument for and against but I think the consensus that you need a blog. It helps drive traffic to your site and gives your readers value. Also publishers want to see your […]

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25 Easy Ways to Fill the Creative Well

There’s nothing worse. You want to write but nothing comes out. The creative well is empty. If only being creative was like a switch you could turn on and off. Staring at a blank page can feel like you are staring into the abyss. It’s scary as hell to think you might be out of ideas. You know overall what your story is about but its all the little details in between you just can’t figure out.   The Creative Well’s Call for help Sometimes the creative well is tired, lazy, out of date, out of practice, blocked or just plain empty. It can manifest in many ways and Knock you […]

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The key elements of writing a book

I like to call books projects or writing projects. Not the school kind of project but more like a part of your life you are working on. Calling a book a project is I think the first step to realising your book is a living breathing entity. To live, breath and thrive the entity requires water, oxygen, fire, wind, time and space. They require all hands on deck. You have needs and the story has needs. The stakes are high for everyone. Below is I think the basic building blocks of such an entity. Water Ideas need to be nurtured. Creativity needs to be fed. Words need to accumulate on the page. Conflict […]

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Tap into your Weirdness

Image found on oneeyeland.com Stop looking outside and start looking within. Who gives a toot about what other people think. Stop trying to impress others. Stop trying to be someone your not. Write the book you want to read and not the book you ought to write. Ignorance is often underrated. Everyday we are surrounded by boundaries and rules or how something should be done. The greatest reward in your work will come, when the work itself comes from your core. This is when it surprises and delights. The most rewarding moments I have had with my work is when I thought ‘Where did that come from?’ or ‘Thats not […]

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