Writers Craft


It’s So In-Tense!

How does the tense you use change your writing? As a wordsmith, I find language a fascinating subject. If I had a super power, I’d want to speak every language. I happen to have been born in the UK (Wales, in fact), to English parents, so I was raised speaking […]


A blogging binge. Build and plan a library of content

Binge Blogging: Create Content Consistently

I love a boxset binge! When you discover a series on Netflix and will happily sit there, watching episode after episode, until your eyelids droop, you’ve tipped popcorn into your lap and dribbled tea down your onesy*! *(I don’t actually have a onesy – just setting the scene, creative licence […]


Fall In Love With Your Blog (A-Z of Blogging)

My love affair with blogging started in 2013 when I was in process of publishing my first book – The Bronze Box. Every day I did one thing towards publishing and marketing my first book, then every week I would blog my seven actions. As someone who has been writing […]

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When Storytelling Became A Marketing Buzzword

Everyone’s talking about storytelling, it’s the latest trendy buzzword in marketing. I really hate jargon, and the way ‘storytelling’ has become jargon especially irks me – as a lifelong storyteller, story-lover and fiction writer! Let me qualify that slightly grumpy statement…   Storytelling IS how humans communicate and make sense […]

When storytelling became a buzzword

I hate jargon! How Jargon ruins your blogs

How Jargon Is Killing Your Blog (A-Z of Blogging)

A letter drifted through my letterbox from Bristol City Council. Now, I’d consider myself to be a reasonably literate and educated person. I’m no brain of Britain, but as a word weaver, it takes a lot for me to struggle to interpret a piece of writing. However, this particular letter […]


Add A Little Magic To Your Blog

(A 5-minute read or a 25-minute video…) We all have a little creative magic inside of us, if we dig deeply enough. I firmly believe that we are all born creative and reading ‘Out Of Our Minds: Learning To Be Creative’ by Ken Robinson is backing up that belief. Watch […]

Improve the quality of your blogs by using a little storyteller's magic

The Power of Authenticity (A – Z of Blogging)

Authenticity is the new buzzword in Content Marketing, everyone’s talking about it (how inauthentic of them).   A for Authenticity: The A-Z of Blogging But, what do we really mean when we talk about being authentic on your blog? I don’t have all the answers, but I’m pretty sure there’s […]

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