How to Write Without Fear

Are you hesitant to put your thoughts on paper? I understand too well the anxiety that comes with sharing written work. A few years ago, my personal journals were read without my permission, and it took a long time to shake that feeling of violation. Not only was I left feeling like my creativity had…

10 Inspirational Writing Quotes

  The power of the written word never ceases to amaze me. I am a massive fan of inspirational quotes in general, in fact my Instagram page is full of them because I love them so much. I love the impact that can be made with a carefully constructed sentence or phrase. The penny drops,…

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…

Write Where You Can

So, you’ve had an amazing idea for a book or blog, and you’re ready to get started on it, only you don’t know where you can make the time to write. Now what? How frustrating it can be for life to get in the way of our writing plans, for our weekends to pass us…

#HelpAQueenOut: The End of an Era?

Over a year ago, I launched an online networking hour on Twitter for the first time. I had high expectations for #HelpAQueenOut but at its core I wanted it to be a virtual meeting space for women to connect with each other. Having experienced the powers of sisterhood in my personal life, I wanted to…

I’m on Quintessential Voices podcast!

Are you looking for a podcast that will inspire you to write? You’re in the right place. I’ve been a fan of podcasts for a few months, following the recommendation from my friend Paula Hemmings of Kick-Ass Entrepreneurs Club. When I observed the launch of Quintessential Voices podcast on social media, I headed on over…

6 Ways to Stay Motivated When Writing

Are you the type of writer who starts a project but fails to complete them? Are you easily sidetracked by a new idea, only to drop it for another new idea? Do you fall in love with the initial creativity but soon become overwhelmed with the pressure of writing a full piece? I’m that writer,…

The Queen Convo: MelaninMindSoul | Part Two

Are your conversations with other women inspiring? I’ve given much thought to my initial conversation with Dominique of Melanin Mind & Soul, and now it’s time I invited you to indulge in her responses. (If you haven’t already seen the introductory post, feel free to read it here before you dive in.) Though we spoke…

The Queen Convo: MelaninMindSoul | Part One

When women come together, we create magic. Right? When I created #HelpAQueenOut just over a year ago, my priority was to bring together women. Community has been at the forefront of my mind since I realised how much we benefit from it as a collective. I realised that, absolutely, we can embark on our quest…

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…