How to Handle Criticism

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

What Can I Do for You?

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?

Africa and Updates on Plans

This post and the posts to follow are long overdue. Like well overdue. I apologise for that. Anyone who actually consistently reads all of my posts may remember that I mentioned I went to South Africa back in August. I also said that I was writing about it. That was true at the time, but … Continue reading Africa and Updates on Plans

Reasons Why I Am Your Unconventional Author…

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…

“The Fall” – A Poem

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

Why Writers Get Depressed

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

Writing Advice NOT to Take

"Never start a story with the weather" - you can do whatever you like, as long as it's not boring! "Write what you know" - yes, you should explore what you know first, definitely. But if you want to write something else, do it! Technically, I started writing a love story before I knew what … Continue reading Writing Advice NOT to Take