The Flip Side

I wasn’t planning to write this today. Not at all. But I hate seeing people tormenting themselves over what their inner demons are whispering to them, and even more so when I can see all that anguish is undeserved. Know what I’m talking about? The Writer’s Critique Club. Any Writer’s Critique Club. Incidentally, if you …

REVIEW: A Dream In The Night, by Michael Phoenix

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/141496 “Life is the hardest game It keeps changing the rules Anyone can play With the dawn of each new day” I can honestly say “A Dream In The Night” was nothing like what I expected. This book is an eerie combination of verse, thoughts and short stories – moments in the author’s life – …

What Does It Take To Be A Writer?

Following on from a good few articles that seemed to dissect what writers do, how they may feel and what makes them successful, I feel more than a little overwhelmed by all the qualities we, the scribblers, are expected to possess. So help me pick the top three most important. I know I've listed 29 …

5 Pieces Of Advice Every New Writer Should Ignore

1. Finish your day’s writing when you still want to continue. Don’t. You’ll forget what you wanted to say. Even if you don’t, you’ll spend your time worrying that you might forget. Whichever way, it is unhealthy. Of course, keeping at it when you haven’t eaten for a week or slept for two is also …

The Independent Writer or The Story Of Being HUMAN

Not a day passes by without there being several links to articles about self-published authors in my twitter stream. Some are smart, most are funny, but the one universally recognisable watermark that runs through them all like a uniquely spun gold thread is the fact that all these people are passionate about their work. They …