National Novel Writing Month is Back!

Yes, it's back, and for those who didn't quite manage to take part last year, this is a little reminder to say that once again it's nearly time to get involved with National Novel Writing Month. From the 1st - 30th November, writers all over the world will be taking up the challenge set by [...]

Be Inspired in 2013

Now the chaos of December is over, and January's well intended resolutions have disappeared like a plate of comfort food on a cold winter's night, now's the time to take a breath and think about setting yourself a more realistic challenge for 2013. Most people tend to set themselves physical challenges, perhaps to get fit, [...]

Should Writers Read?

  All budding writers should take a moment to read this interesting post from Bloomsbury Publishing, answering the age old question, should a writer read a lot...will it help or hinder their writing by causing the writer to copy someone else's style? ┬áThe Writers' & Artists' team say: 'It is easy to find yourself flummoxed [...]

How to Stay Motivated When Writing a Book

Motivation is something that most of us will struggle to maintain at some time in our lives. Whether it's to persevere in the gym, or to get out of bed when you know there's a long day at work ahead, motivation can mean the difference between success and failure. When it comes to writing a [...]