It being New Year, and a time of resolutions – even during a dismal and lengthy pandemic – I am making several, and one in particular about writing. For those who have read my post a few weeks ago about ‘Planning for Pansters’ this will seem a bit of a repetition, because it is all … Continue reading New Year’s Writing Resolution: Minimal Planning
After confessing to my less than uplifting news a short while ago - that I had to jettison 40,000 words of the novel I'm working on at the moment - due originally, no doubt, to my usual disorganised habit of not writing a plan - I am happy to give some good news. That is … Continue reading The Villainous Viscount Or the Cure of the Venns has won a BRAG medallion.
https://www.amazon.com/Longbourn-Jo-Baker-ebook/dp/B00CQ1D3BYFive years ago, when I started writing online, I was lucky enough to meet some outstanding writers on Goodreads (I’ve met others since, on Authonomy before it packed up and elsewhere, but here I’m talking about that original base of writer friends). They were mostly women, varying in age. Some came from my native England, … Continue reading Indie Authors: Don’t Give Up On Your Original Voice When Sales Are Bad
It’s odd, the way the unconscious works; for all the research on it since the concept was first explored in any depth by Freud in the late nineteenth century, it remains even more an unexplored area than the depths of the ocean. Yet, writers particularly rely on it even more than artists, I think; I … Continue reading Writing and the Unconscious