Are you ready for the 5-Day Writing Challenge?

It’s almost time to explore your creativity! The 5-Day Writing Challenge is available to members of the Writing With Confidence group only, and it is encouraged that you get involved as much as you can. Whether you write daily or rarely at all, this monthly writing challenge is designed to get your creative juices flowing!…

Four Reasons Why Your Writing is Rubbish

Oh dear. You really clicked on this blog post, didn’t you? It’s likely you arrived at this post expecting to be inundated with insults and criticisms, all about how crap your writing is, and how I’m much better at it than you. Well, honey, I’m sorry to disappoint but this is not the day for…

If I Never…

… believed in a future I couldn’t see, would I be here now? Doing any of this? I don’t think about that often but I am indulging in that now. The alternative reality. The former me. It’s easy for me to overlook my achievements and successes, I’ve been in that habit for years. But it’s…

Warning! These 9 mistakes will destroy your writing.

Almost anyone can write but to write well is a skill. I’m not a perfect writer and I don’t know if I will ever be perfect. When I published my first book, I was more focused on the achievement of a life goal than of the quality of work it took to get me there….

The Climber

Disclaimer: I’m no relationship expert but I do speak with authority on my own experiences. But let’s talk about The Climber. This may be a new concept for some of you, so get comfy with a cup of tea and prepare yourself for the ride. You should know that I took inspiration from Scandal (Series…

5 Online Resources Every Writer Needs

It’s harder than it looks, right? If you’re thinking of embarking on a writing journey, or have been on it for some time, you’ll soon come to the realisation that writing is not as simple as it seems. Sure, I can sit here and just tell you to “pick up a pen and write” but…

5 Ways To Overcome Jealousy

Let’s be real for a minute: we all get jealous. Even I do. Yeah, I said it. We live in a generation where we know more about people than we ever did. Social media acts as a close-up view into anyone’s life, but also gives them the power over how they are portrayed. I’ve said…

Writing With Confidence: Join The Community

Does writing have to be a lonely pursuit? When I wrote the very early parts of Shattered Dreams, I had discovered an online community. Writing.com gave me access to something I had never experienced: other writers. Let’s be honest, writing can be a lonely craft, you spend most of your time sorting through the ideas…

Mental Health Awareness Week: I was brave today.

I did a brave thing today. I say that, but I don’t necessarily feel that, and that is the problem. I’ll be honest, I don’t sleep well. My demons whisper to me in quiet moments and it causes my mind to be on alert. Anxiety and depression have been old friends of mine for some…

So You Want To Write A Book? April 2017

If you haven’t started your book yet, have you tried attending one of my events? Well, I know I’m not the only one to consider last month’s event an absolute hit! Sherine Walrond had been a former guest at So You Want To Write A Book?┬áso it was an absolute pleasure to invite her to…