How to Choose Writing Competitions

Earlier in the year, I shared some tips for those who want to write professionally. One of my tips was about building your track record, which included entering writing competitions. Reader Question Frank got in touch to ask how you identify which writing competitions increase the likelihood of getting shortlisted or winning a prize. So today I’m…

Fun Round-up of Helpful Writing Resources

 This is a fun round-up of helpful writing resources and tips that were shared at a recent London Writers’ Meetup. Books If you’re writing a novel, Save the Cat writes the Novel by Jessica Brody was recommended by a couple of novelists, who both said they found it invaluable for developing and structuring their novels. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert was…

Writing While Grieving (or Struggling with Some Other Equally Painful Experience)

It’s been a few months since my last post. Sadly my Mum passed away very unexpectedly earlier in the year, so, it’s been a tough couple of months. However, shortly after her death, I landed myself a big new animation writing job (something I’d applied for a couple of months before). Wonderful news – but…

How to build your stamina when writing something long

Today I’m going to share 11 helpful strategies for helping you to build your stamina, especially when embarking on a long piece of writing. These exact strategies helped me to write multiple feature length scripts, and develop an animation series, without running out of steam or getting burnt out. Sometimes we jump into a big…