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...
Grief induced writer’s block – how to get through it

Grief induced writer’s block – how to get through it

How do you cope with grief induced writer’s block? Academic and researcher Hilary Potter describes the processes she went through recently following a miscarriage. She hopes her experience will help others. Before Summer 2021 was a season of thwartings, of trauma and...
Why collaborating with others builds your writing resilience

Why collaborating with others builds your writing resilience

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about writing collaborations and relationships. Partly because I’ve just co-authored a book and partly because I’m still struggling with a chapter in said book about the topic. At one point I used think that in whatever form they...
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...
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