You’re Already Writing What You Know

For some reason, this particular piece of writing advice is widely hated or loved depending on what you write. What I don’t really understand is why ‘write what you know’ counts as a writing rule. We’re all already doing that. This phrase shouldn’t be handed out as...

How To Make A Five-Year Plan

I recently made my first ever five-year plan, and let me tell you; it was a journey. Not only did it help me figure out my next steps, but it also made me realise some goals I didn’t know I had.  Establish goals I began making a five-year plan by envisioning what...

New Year’s Writing Goals

Okay, so quick confession. I had this article title lined up for today, but I had no idea what to write. When I brainstorm for the upcoming articles, I don’t always plan ahead. So I took a quick break from my scheduled writing time to think about my writing goals for...

From First Draft to Last

If you’re anything like me, you rolled out of bed one morning, and at some point, you decided you were finally going to do it.  You were going to start writing that book.  So you sat down at your computer, and you began where most people begin… chapter...

Here’s My Article Editing Checklist

There is a lot of advice when it comes to the drafting process. Then comes revision or editing, and the advice becomes a bit less concrete.  It’s taken me some time and practice, but I’ve developed a checklist that I work through when editing. I thought I’d share...