Posts Tagged ‘confidence’

Remember, writing is easy

April 1st, 2010 No comments

We seem to moan a lot as writers. We bemoan the lack of time, writer’s block, the seeming enormity of the tasks we set ourselves (that epic trilogy felt like such a great idea a week ago). How often are we given the advice to “just do it”? And yet we still resist! So next time you’re staring at the blank page, a pained expression on your face and sweat on your brow, remember, writing is easy! Read more…

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Revisiting old work

February 25th, 2010 No comments

OK, never, EVER do this. Seriously, if you haven’t looked at a piece of work in over a year, then you’d be better off just deleting it.

OK, well now that that advice has been readily ignored, allow me to explain. Read more…

Inspiration vs. intimidation and reading good books

February 12th, 2010 No comments

Ever read a book that makes you sick with envy? If you haven’t, you’re not reading enough, but that’s another post entirely. I just finished Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. It’s an amazing book and I’m insanely jealous. Read more…

5 tips for receiving feedback

January 14th, 2010 No comments

Asking for feedback is a must if you want to improve your writing. Of course, getting the feedback might not be a pleasant experience. That makes it all the more important that you get the most out if it, so here are my five top tips fir receiving feedback on your writing. Read more…

2009 in review

January 9th, 2010 No comments

Well, it’s the end of another year. Goodbye 2009. And hello 2010! I hope you all had great new year celebrations, and are looking forward to a whole new year of writing improvement! Of course, a new year is traditionally a time of reflection, and of goal setting. Today, I have been looking over the stats I gathered last year to see how I’ve been doing and what I need to improve on. Read more…

Crap – I stopped again

November 21st, 2009 No comments

You join me at the end of a poor week for writing. Well, for my writing, anyway. I previously blogged about a break, asking if it’s a good idea. Well, despite my intentions it seems I’ve had a break anyway. Read more…

How much description?

September 17th, 2009 No comments

This is a very tricky thing I find. Mainly it has to do with confidence in your voice, and belief in what you’re writing, but I usually find myself asking if what I’m seeing is being translated. And of course, this all has to do with description. Read more…

Confidence in my voice

August 2nd, 2009 No comments

I have recently been reading Contact, by Carl Sagan. So far it is an excellent science fiction story (that leans heavily on the science end of the spectrum), and I am enjoying it immensely. Plus, the “voice” of the author has given me some confidence in my own style of writing. Read more…

Trust your instincts

July 2nd, 2009 No comments

I was recently given encouragement regarding a certain aspect of my writing style. This is nothing major, but of course every bit of confidence counts in this game. It was whilst reading Stephen King’s “On Writing” that I discovered I was right all along. Read more…