Social media can be a big source of distraction. Who else has gone on Instagram to check something, only to get caught up in hours of mindless scrolling? When you're a writer, this can be a challenge. It's often easier to pick up your phone and go through social media, rather than stay focused and carry on working on your writing.
Guest blogger and author, Elle Spellman, shares advice on balancing writing with a full-time day job.
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You've written something you're really proud of, and now it's just sitting there on a word document, hidden away on your computer. What's next? There are a bunch of opportunities in the UK for you to send your work to, whether it is a writing competition, a magazine, anthology or radio station. It's a great … Continue reading Opportunities for Writers in the UK
I think I speak for a lot of writers when I say if there's one thing we might love more than writing, it's reading. And something I love reading about? Writing. I've read a few books about writing over the years. Some of them were verging on boring, but others were really inspiring and helpful, … Continue reading Top 3 Books to Read About Writing
On Thursday 6th February we held our second Writer's Night at The Stable Creative Hub in Weston and were thrilled with the turnout. Over 40 budding writers joined us for the evening to chat all things writing and get some tips from our panelists. We got the chance to listen to some talented local writers … Continue reading Event Spotlight – How to Be a Writer – Panel Discussion with Romance Novelists
Picture: Mark Atherton Last weekend we were joined by Justin Newland in a workshop all about book promotion, marketing and self-publishing. Justin shared a wealth of practical tips covering everything from creating a quality product and putting on a book launch event, to getting the word out through media coverage and self-promotion. A great group … Continue reading Event Spotlight: Self Publishing – How to Promote your Book with Justin Newland
1. Write Something Everyday Whether its a reflection on your day, a description of someone you saw walking down the street, or even a fantasy shopping list - writing is like a muscle. The more you do it, the better you'll get. 2. Read More It can be easy to get swept up with everyday … Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve your Writing