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…

How To Win Clients And Influence Markets with Writing

Writing can make or break your business. Imagine you have created a great product, service or project, but nobody knows how amazing it is? This is why you need writing. And not any kind of writing, good writing. If you’ve written a book, developed an online course or are holding an event, using social media…

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…

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…

Are you ready for the September 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!…

My Writing Challenge

If you didn’t know already, I love writing and love getting other people equally as passionate too. Over in my writing group, I hold a 5-Day Writing Challenge at the beginning of every month and last month my members voted that I write to a prompt too. I haven’t written fiction for a few months…

You are a powerful and phenomenal being

 On your down days, do you forget about your greatness too?  I’ve been friends with anxiety and depression (or maybe they’ve been friends with me) for quite some time, only this year I have been super proactive in addressing the root cause.   Self-care is no joke and as much as we can say affirmations…