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…

Do you underestimate yourself?

Have you ever set a goal, reach that goal and then realised you weren’t dreaming big enough?  That was me when I wrote my first book. It was something I always wanted to do, but I didn’t know I’d actually do it. I massively underestimated myself, I didn’t know then what I was capable of….

Ladies, can we really have it all?

We wear so many hats as women, but can we really have it all? I think we can, but maybe not all at once. If you read my About Me page, you will see that I’m a mum to two girls and much of what I do is geared towards creating a legacy for them….

What makes a good Writing Coach?

I’ve been asked the most epic question: What makes a good Writing Coach? At my book launch in August, I was asked this by an audience member and it really made me think. I thought my answer might be worth sharing here too, especially as I’ve included the things I’d be looking for if I were…

Mature Student: Third Year Glory

I didn’t expect that university life would be a journey I embark on at this point in my life, or one I would be so damn proud of. I attempted sixth form but after a random bout of bullying (or “friends” shit-stirring and using me as a scapegoat) I ditched the idea of education and…

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! When…

Why Aspiring Writers Need A Personal Brand

Dear Aspiring Writers, your readers want to get to know you. Really know you. When I published my first book, I didn’t even know what a personal brand was. I was absolutely clueless, mostly because I wasn’t thinking strategically. If you are new to my page, let me introduce myself. I’m Annika Spalding, an award-winning…

Living the Life of the Woman I Will Become

How do you ease yourself into the shoes of someone you haven’t met yet? I’ve been on a self-love journey for just over four years now, although I feel like I’ve climbed through many chapters until I landed at this page. This year has been very different from the rest, not because it has been…

This is how you write a book, basically.

If writing a book seems like a steep mountain to climb, I can most definitely help you out. After writing six books, countless articles, reviews and blog posts, I am often asked how to write a book. This is one of the primary reasons I decided to offer my services as a Writing Coach, working…

Are you sorry about your growth?

I’m not sorry. Have you been on your self-development journey, finally stepping into your greatness and standing up for yourself? But that growth has begun to bring out the insecurities of those who don’t mean you well? I have been actively pursuing my greatness in the last four years, working hard to overcome and live…

My best event yet

I held my best event yet – and it was a book launch! It’s been a whole week since I had a fantastic evening celebrating the release of my SIXTH book, and I am still in absolute awe. What’s Your Story? was originally an online writing course that I created in 2016. I spent some…