Imperfect Perfection

Imperfect Perfection

There are times when you want things ‘just so’ and try as you might you just can’t get them right – do it anyway before the law of diminishing marginal returns kicks in. There are times when you don’t produce something because, well, you...

How to Become a Better Writer

In mythical terms, the writers equivalent to the search for the Holy Grail must surely be, “How can I write better?”. Endless articles, books and courses are created with this one objective in mind. Experts and academics pontificate on methodology,...

Write a Novel: The Snowflake Method

Sounds so sweet, doesn’t it? The Snowflake Method. Little shards of snowy ice fluttering around us, carpeting the ground and one by one they form a whole. As innocuous as it sounds, the Snowflake method has been used for years by people who swear it is the reason they...

How To Write A Short E-Book in 7 Days

Our expectations have become such that we’re looking for the easiest, fastest way to do things … and then there a times we just want to get stuff done – especially something we know we need to do and keep putting off. I’ve written a number of e-books which I use as...

On Becoming a Writer

I became a writer by writing. I remember almost all of my undergraduate creative writing teachers saying, Just write, and things will happen Quoted by Carrie Oeding from her teachers in her BA English. source:...
Write a Short Story – Fast

Write a Short Story – Fast

Came across this little video – well, it’s an hour long actually – but it seems to have a decent approach to writing. Note – this is not a quick and dirty cheat-sheet. Andrew goes through in a structured and thorough way. He claims to write a short story each week so...