How to create believable characters in your writing

Do you have a great concept for a story but lack the know-how on creating believable characters? You’re absolutely in the right place. In my early days of writing, and I mean early days of writing, much of my character profiles focused on the physical description of my characters. Which is not all bad, but…

Make your book launch EPIC in 6 steps

If you’re an author ready to press publish and launch your book, I am so glad that you stopped here first. I’m Annika Spalding, an award-winning author of six books, and last year I held a SOLD OUT book launch. It was so unbelievably epic that I’ve decided to share the success secrets with you….

Are you ready for the 5-Day Writing Challenge?

It’s almost time for February’s Writing Challenge! Are you ready?  The 5-Day Writing Challenge is available to members of the Writing With Confidence group only (because it is a group for VIPs, obviously).  I want you to get completely involved, simply because that is how you will get the most out of it. Whether you are new…

Why I’ve never written a love story

Do you like reading about romance? I’ve never been tempted by the idea of writing love stories, something about fairy tale endings never rang true for me and this was due to the relationships I had witnessed and been a part of. I like the idea of Happy Ever After but in reality I struggled…

Avoid these 3 writing mistakes!

Do you want to improve your writing skills? It would be a mistake to assume that everything you write the first time is perfect. Sure, the content can be good but often anything we write will benefit from a good edit and rewrite. If you write for an audience (like social media, blogs, books or…

5 Videos to inspire your soul

Ever watched a video that made you feel warm inside?  I’m sharing five videos that have done exactly that for me over the last few weeks. I love reading, absolutely, but there’s nothing quite like listening to powerful words from an inspirational person.  Here are my current top five inspirational videos: 1. The Universe has…

5 Reflective Writing Prompts

Have you been staring at the blank pages of your journal or Word document, waiting for inspiration to ooze through your finger tips?  Well, your wait is finally over because I’ve written a five prompts to inspire your writing. I recommend spending as little as 10 minutes on each prompt. Spend longer if you feel…

When Social Media Gets Too Much…

Take a social media break for a month. Go on, I dare you. The beauty about modern life is that we have access to so much. This is brilliant when you’re ready for self-development and want to better yourself. There is an abundance of seminars, webinars, groups, online courses, podcasts, blog posts and free e-books…

Let’s start 2018 with a writing challenge. Join us!

It’s almost time for the first writing challenge of 2018! Are you ready?  The 5-Day Writing Challenge is available to members of the Writing With Confidence group only (because it is a group for VIPs, obviously).  I want you to get completely involved, simply because that is how you will get the most out of it. Whether…

Book Review: What’s Your Story?

Imagine reading a book that encouraged you to release your inhibitions and write… My book What’s Your Story? does exactly that. I’m thrilled that author Tracy Reid has read and written a review of my book, and it is available over at her website. But here’s a snippet: “I have been really enjoying my writing…

You need to hear this!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I am passionate about a little more than writing. While blogging and writing certainly enables me to explore these topics further, I’ve been itching for an alternative ways of sharing my thoughts and experiences. I’ve been a guest on radio shows, including BBC WM…

NaNoWriMo: Tip Six

This week I’ll be helping you prepare for the annual#NaNoWriMo which also starts this week. I’ve written 6 tips specifically for this, which will be posted over the next 6 days. All that’s left to do now is to write! It doesn’t have to be perfect and nobody has to read it, the real achievement is…