5-Day Writing Challenge

It’s almost time for April’s 5-Day Writing Challenge! Are you ready?  The 5-Day Writing Challenge is available to members of the Writing With Confidence group only (because you become a VIP just for joining this group – it really is that simple). I want you to get completely involved, simply because that is how you will get the most…

An Interview With Jude Freeman

I’m celebrating the rise of writers through a series of fabulous interviews. No longer will we write in isolation when we have the power of the internet to bring awareness to who we are, what we do and why we do it.  Let’s get acquainted… Name: Jude Freeman What do you do: Writer/Director for Stage…

Have you been telling yourself lies?

Stop lying to yourself! Stop telling yourself you can’t be happy. Stop telling yourself you don’t deserve it. Stop telling yourself you aren’t worth effort. Stop telling yourself you aren’t worthy of love.  Start telling yourself you deserve the happiness you desire. Start telling yourself you are worth the effort it takes to get to…

How to fit reading into your busy day

Love reading but hate that you don’t have time for it? I love books but I don’t have all the time in the world to read as much as I’d like.  While managing social media accounts, writing, coaching, studying, facilitating, planning, promoting and mothering, I’m tired just thinking about all of what I have to…

Are you being honest with yourself right now?

Self belief starts with a small, silent decision to never give up on yourself. Sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself “What am I doing? Who am I doing this with? How is any of this serving me?” I feel like I’m in that space right now. I’ve been here for a while, building…

How To Use Life As Writing Inspiration

Do you ever felt like you want to write about life but are lacking in ideas? The will to write is strong enough for you to dig deep into the creative part of your brain and draw out something new and exciting, but you don’t even know where to start? Sometimes we just need a…

International Women’s Day: how one Black Country writer fought back

Originally posted on Arts Foundry:
Annika Spalding has overcome challenges most people will never have to face. A mother of two young children, she has put her own childhood experiences behind her to forge a career as a writer, broadcaster and blogger, teaching life-affirming skills to women who, like her, have experienced domestic violence and sexual…

For Writers: Build A Strong Online Presence in Ten Steps

In the time I’ve been active online, I’ve created a strong social media presence. I think I make it look easy, but is it? It is. I may not have millions, or even thousands, following me, but my current level has brought me the most amazing opportunities and continues to do so. So I know…

Is it time for new friends?

If you’re reading this post, it is likely because it struck a nerve. Am I right or am I right? I’ve met numerous people over the years, made and lost friendships, grew together and grown apart, and it’s all been wonderful. I’m not a person who has the same friends she went to school with;…

Dear Readers, I NEED You!

I think it’s time for a makeover, but I can’t do it alone. I’ve been thinking about breathing some new life into this blog but I need your thoughts on this. Rather than blogging without a thought to your preferences and needs, I’d like to invite you to share them with me. To make it…