Fed up of being peddled rules for writers? Perplexed by how these rules ever got made? You’re not alone. Join the rebellious writers revolution by following these non-rules, or go your own way. It’s good enough for Fleetwood Mac.
I’m not a fan of the summer. Some people just don’t fare well in heat and all that comes with it. Don’t pick on me for not embracing summer. It’s full of perils for a writer.
If you believe what every writer and their cat has to say about first novels being rubbish, you’d never begin. It’s time to look at this another way. They can, in fact, be little gems.
New year, new writer? Follow all the writing rules! Nah, don’t. Read this snarky guide and then go and make your own rules. Don’t tell Stephen King I said so.
Revising and editing are strange and alien worlds writers will never fully understand. Once we enter them, all communication with Earth is lost. Send in help.
Novel titles are little blighters. They elude me. They hide under the mountain of writing and taunt me to come and find them. Prepare yourself for title angst.
First drafts. One moment, you love the freedom to write. The next, you lose your ability to know words. Welcome to my weird first draft writing world.
Tired of reading those shiny ‘days in the life’ of famous authors? Wondering if they really work that hard? Prepare to face the messed up truth.