As a budding writer or author, you will suffer through a great deal of criticism. Everyone's a critic, and everyone criticises art. That means you and your work will be a big target. They'll say your writing is dull. Your writing is too descriptive. Your characters don't work. Your plot doesn't make sense. Your plot … Continue reading How to Handle Criticism
My freelance writing and editing specialties: Manuscript editing (developmental editing, copy editing, line editing) Book summaries and book reviews Chapter rewrites Mental health articles and blog posts Regular blog posts (ideally on interesting topics, like: mental health, books, film, TV, UK, travel, lifestyle, or quarter life advice) What I have experience in: Web content writing Web … Continue reading What Can I Do for You?
Before you give yourself to another, You first must love, Yourself. But we don't, do we? Not really. Not enough. Maybe we like ourselves, Sometimes. Maybe. But not as much as we Hate ourselves. We hate ourselves by, Comparing our lives to others, Hiding our true identity, Telling ourselves we aren't good enough, Not giving … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day to Me
I am young (I wrote my first book by 14, published it at 18 and kept going...) I am mixed race (not a lot of people who look like me are seen as the "author type" sadly). I'm from a working-class family and poor area. I'm not highly educated. I'm not well-read or well-spoken. I'm … Continue reading Reasons Why I Am Your Unconventional Author…
For as long as I can remember, I have feared the Fall. That time, they call it September, when things change. The sun retreats behind the clouds. The biting chill comes stalking. And the days shrink away... Leaving only the grey. Then, I inevitably fall. Fall into anxiety. Fall into depression. Fall into self-doubt and … Continue reading “The Fall” – A Poem
I'm so sorry that I've been absent for so long. Silly me, I actually forgot to tell you that I went to South Africa for two weeks at the end of August - whoops! I'm back now and I've been busy throwing up and having anxiety and writing a new book and going back to … Continue reading Africa Changed Things…
Don't worry, this post won't be as "depressing" as it sounds. I just wanted to reach out to my fellow writers and say you're not alone if you've ever felt depressed. Because we all get like that at times and here's why writers suffer so much. Our work is under appreciated and under valued. We … Continue reading Why Writers Get Depressed