The resilience to keep writing

The resilience to keep writing

I thought I knew about resilience. For the last decade I’ve been studying writing habits and how writers keep going. After a bereavement, I started to see things differently. It turns out I was wrong about what it means to be resilient. This follow up post considers...
The complete guide to working with beta readers

The complete guide to working with beta readers

Everything you need to know about working with beta readers – who they are, the benefits of using them and practical tips on how to recruit, brief and communicate with them. It’s publishing folklore – how JK Rowling was famously rejected by multiple publishers before...
Start building your writing resilience

Start building your writing resilience

Resilience is a panacea of a personality trait. Becoming more resilient can help us to bounce back from failure and lead to a host of positive outcomes. With a writing life littered with obstacles, it’s the kind of skill writers need to keep going long term. Here’s...
Oliver Burkeman on time and how to use it

Oliver Burkeman on time and how to use it

Oliver Burkeman’s new book, Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It explores how to build a life of creativity, productivity and meaning when we have limited time available – and even less control over that time. I caught up with him to ask what that means...
Keep going: 10 books to help build your writing resilience

Keep going: 10 books to help build your writing resilience

From punchy pep talks to solid science, I’ve been reading books about how to build better habits and keep going for over a decade. These are the ones I turn to again and again when I want a burst of inspiration or help answering a tricky coaching question. Read...
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