Writing systems: finding yours, why it matters

Writing systems: finding yours, why it matters

Everybody writes differently but one thing’s the same. The writers who have a more balanced, easier and less wrung-out relationship with writing have all developed some kind of personal system to keep them going and to stop them from stalling. Before lockdown I used...
5 ways to find your writing focus in testing times

5 ways to find your writing focus in testing times

If you’re safe and well, lockdown might seem like the perfect opportunity to write – all that time you never had – but in reality, keeping your focus can be tough. There are new interruptions and we get distracted by anxious thoughts. If you want to...
7 step training plan for running a personal writing sprint

7 step training plan for running a personal writing sprint

The idea behind a writing sprint is to move your project forwards quickly over a short, intense burst of time. A sprint’s not so very different from a writing splurge or binge, but it’s more focussed and less migraine-inducing. It follows a direction and...
10 characteristics of highly productive writers

10 characteristics of highly productive writers

In our workshops we’re often asked what we mean by ‘productive writers’. I’m not surprised. ‘Productivity’ has some iffy connotations. It conjures up mental images of factory production lines or some dead-eyed corporate efficiency drives. No wonder writers baulk at...
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