Tips for getting out of the insulated writing bubble (and be filled with creative ideas)

When you start on your writers’ journey it’s easy to envelop yourself in a bubble. You want to churn out as many words as you possibly can. You focus on story planning, word count and the dreaded edit. This is all good and necessary to grow as a writer, but the problem with living in …

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Grammarly: The best tool for the writer who’s not a native English speaker

I write a lot of English content. I write emails, blog posts and books all in English - but here’s my not so secret weakness. I’m not a native English speaker. I’m Afrikaans. This causes a problem for me. Mainly one of grammar and sentence structure. Basically what I do wrong is I use English …

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4 books every writers should read

Read a lot, write a lot, and of course stick your nose into a writing manual on occasion - that might help too. -Enette Venter I taught myself how to write over the years, and have used many resources to do so. Specifically I used books. So here is another recommendation post... (Links are in …

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The quill pot writing contest #1

All right guys, so I want to try something new/ retry something old. A long time ago, when I was a new and enthusiastic writer, I started a writing contest that I held bi-weekly. In the end, it crashed and burned because I honestly just couldn’t keep up with writing, school, and life all at …

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My 5 favorite writing resources

Okay so I’ve been writing a lot again recently which means, I’ve been making use of my fave resources again and since I have a lot of writers following me, I figured it’s my duty to share these things with you. So without any further introduction let’s jump into it. (Links are in the titles) …

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My Kindle scout campaign is launched

I’ve got news! I was watching YouTube videos on my phone when a email notification popped up. When I opened it it spoke about Kindle Scout which I did not know was a thing (if you don’t know don’t worry I’ll tell you in a minute) and it highlighted how you can sign up for …

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How to tackle a writing session (when your project is done)

All writers have that moment where you’re not technically busy with a big project anymore but you still have the urge to write (after all it’s addictive) or perhaps you simply want to keep the habit of writing regularly from slipping from you. Whatever your reason is; now you’re sitting there in front of your …

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My top 3 resources for writers.

The only things a writer truly needs to write is an idea, some basic language skills and something to write on. Yet if you do some digging you’ll find dozens of resources on the internet designed to make writing easier for us. Some resources are to inspire us while others are to help as plan …

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The creative process #3 : Practice and improve

While I’m writing this, I am sitting on my friend’s bed after finishing reading a book. I’m a whole town away from home and I have no homework or day job here. I only have a friend and books. I like it here.   So for the first time in two weeks I feel inspired …

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The 2nd part of the creative process.

Mimicking other artists.   Last week I posted about how we need to surround ourselves by creativity and other creative people so that we can take in their work to fuel our own. This week I want to do something a little different. We will be pin pointing certain elements in other artist’s work and …

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