Writers Craft


Breathe New Life into Old Writing

(This is a super short, quick tips post that will take less than 5 minutes to read) I’ve been blogging for a few years now, one of the things I love about it is that gradual build-up of great value I can share. Some of my most popular workshops sprung […]

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Birds Must Sing… Why Everything You Write Matters!

We live in the middle of a row of 1930’s terraces in Bristol, UK. The houses are old railway, docker’s and miner’s houses from the mid-century industrialism of Bristol. They were lucky enough to escape being flattened in the Blitz. There’s a patch of waste ground from the alley along […]


The Real Writing Is In The Edit

“The real writing happens in the edit” I find myself saying that a lot. I say it, because I believe it and I preach it to anyone writing their own blogs and other content. I’m going to use a rather crude analogy here, so brace yourselves…   You’re walking along […]

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8 reasons why I chose to self publish my books

Why I Wanted to Self Publish (& You Could Too)

I responded to a comment on a fellow writer friend’s Facebook post a while back in which someone said, “You’d have to be desperate to self publish with Amazon“. I couldn’t resist the urge to challenge them on their assumptions about self-publishing…     I’ve published 3 fiction novels and […]


Listen to the fluffy monster of a goal

Listen To Others, But Think For Yourself

Do you have a big fluffy monster of a goal? It’s so massive, it’s almost inconceivable, almost. Something fluffy, amorphous that might take you a lifetime to reach. The closer you get, the more massive it seems. Like a mountain on the horizon, it looks climbable, until you get up […]


6 Harmful Blogging Mistakes

  I love blogging. Blogging and networking are my two favourite ways to market myself and my business. Writing and chatting – Brilliant.   As a writer, blogging is the most intuitive way to communicate my message, but it doesn’t always come easily, especially when you are writing about something […]

Six common blogging mistakes to avoid

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Improve Brand Awareness With A Blog (Guest Post)

Hosting another contributor to the blog today. A differnt perspective on how blogging can benefit your business.   Why Blogging is Great to Improve Your Brand Awareness   For SMEs (small businesses), producing regular high-quality content on their site is a big demand. Copywriters are often a luxury some smaller […]


What Do My Blog Readers Need From Me? (A-Z of Blogging: Need)

There’s a mantra in fiction writing, ‘Show don’t tell’.   Reader’s Need Context Don’t tell us the character is crying, show us their heartbreak, describe the anguish in their expression. It’s much more powerful and compelling. The same goes for your blog writing. Blogging is not about writing an academic […]