5 Top Tips to avoid Writer’s Burnout

There are many ways to describe the birthplace of your inspiration – mojo, muse, goddess, inner voice, inner writer, enlightenment, eureka moment and epiphany, to name but a few. When it comes to writing, the phrase “writer’s burnout” can encapsulate that numb sensation experienced when the little guy/girl in your head, who works the levers…

NaNoWriMo – Embrace the Icky Sticky!

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or a NoWriMo virgin, sooner or later you’ll probably reach a point I call The Lifeless River Bed of Despondency and Meh. This is where the initial adrenaline rush has driven your Storymobile across the rich and vivid fictional landscape only to find it splutter and grind to a halt.…

Will you be boarding the NaNo Train?

NaNoWriMo 2012 is almost upon us. For those who’ve never heard of it, let me enlighten you. NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – click this thing to visit their website, is a competition of sorts whereby all aspiring writers are invited to write their brains out for 30 days in November. The aim is…

The Flow of Inspiration

This painting is by the wonderfully gifted artist Christina Deubel and is called Courageous. Take a moment to gaze in awe at its beauty. Don’t read any more, because these words are mere filler to this exquisite work of art. Just sit and look. Take it all in. Come on, work with me here dear…