Happy Writing Wednesday! It's the first one of November, aka National Novel Writing Month, so I wanted to share my successes so far! For those of you who aren't familiar with NaNoWriMo, the challenge is to write 50,000 words which in a lot of cases is novel length. It's a big task and many people … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Six Successes on Day Six
We have 48 hours to go, people! I have bombarded you with tips, techniques, strategies, and even a sneak peek at my own work space. The time has passed for me to share any more advice or suggestions so I thought I would share my last minute purchases and gatherings to set me up for … Continue reading Preptober: Last Minute Essentials!
Happy Writing Wednesday! We have just nine days until lift off, are you feeling ready for it? I know I'm struggling to see past the 1st November at this point, so I thought I would take this opportunity to walk you through my personal writer's lair in advance of NaNo. Check out my setup and … Continue reading Preptober: Welcome To My Lair
Each of us will have our own way of doing National Novel Writing Month, and it is all about finding the best way that suits your style and your schedule. As NaNoWriMo takes place over 30 days with the aim of 50,000 words, the most common method is trying to write 1667 words a day … Continue reading Preptober: 5 Ways to Master Timescales and Temptations
It's Writing Wednesday again! This post will give you the five things you absolutely need to know to make sure you are properly set up to tackle the beast that is NaNoWriMo. Last week I told you three ways to prepare yourself so you might be wondering where this post differs? Last week was about getting … Continue reading Preptober: 5 Tips on Setting Up
It's the first Wednesday of October, the spookiest month of the year, and that means it is the beginning of one of three new blog plans for Just Ink and Paper - Writing Wednesday. Every Wednesday my posts will be themed on writing tips, techniques, and updates on my latest projects. Today's post is about … Continue reading 3 Ways to Prep for NaNoWriMo
So, as some of you may be aware, I am currently enjoying my holiday in the South of France. Today I took a trip to Cannes, a famed location for les artistes. Among the luxury of designer shops, seafront hotels, and lines of yachts, was a certain ambience. For some reason, whenever I visit the … Continue reading A Day Out In Cannes (for a writer and stationery addict)
I recently finished reading The Belles and came across an interesting concept - that our novels can come from somewhere deeper. They can come from our personal 'monsters'. Clayton tells us that The Belles was conceived from her adolescent struggles to understand something I doubt we will ever have the answer to; what is beautiful? … Continue reading What’s Your Monster?
1. Less is so much more Honestly, if I have learned anything in the past 12 months it is that flogging yourself with blog posts, social media, and entrepreneurs in your inbox won't make life any easier. I work with clients 9-5 Monday to Friday and find myself telling them over and over, "slow down" … Continue reading 5 Ways To Improve Your Productivity
Yes it's a thing, I researched it. UK readers and writers, our time is now. Or more precisely, Monday 29th April until Monday 5th May. So what is National Stationery Week, other than the one holiday I didn't know I needed? This week celebrates the importance of writing by gathering all stationery addicts and handwriters … Continue reading National Stationery Week: Part I