By

Ashley
The places we spend the most time soak into our bones, they become a lightbulb or dead-end for the imagination. Choosing the canvass of our stories has a strong influence on the chapters we end up writing, attention must be paid. Living in London is more than a lifestyle choice, for me as a writer...
Why is a theme important? The theme of your writing gives an anchor to your story. One of my top tips for choosing a theme is to find common ground between you and the reader. We love to read stories where we can relate and connect to what the characters are going through. A story...
Writing drops comfortably into the paradox of creativity. It is born from a place deeply personal yet longs to be shared. This puts a writer into something of a quandary. You want to dive deep into the depths of your journey. Sharing the lessons and insights you know serves a purpose. Perhaps weaved into a...
The minute I heard that the London book fair was cancelled I called my best friend gutted. We like many writers were excited to connect with the wonderful people who dedicate their lives to getting books into the hands of the people that need them. Authors know very well there is nothing like face to...
Writing. Even as I sit and type this morning remains as bitter -sweet as ever. Every time I stare at the blank page I am faced with choices. Shall I do some more research? Or that other thing first? Perhaps get another coffee? Time has taught me that this is my beloved creative process, once...
I hope everyone reading is safe and well and making the most of the changing times we are moving through. We are all in this together, and that is one thing that can give us all comfort. The current landscape of the world is something we can bring to our writing. One thing we can...
The uncertainty surrounding everyones lives right now has stimulated a lot of fear, anxiety and chaos. It is impossible to completely switch our awareness of with our daily routines being forced to change. Remember we are all in this together, and we will pull through by supporting and choosing to focus on what we can...
‘Creativity is a wild beast, it needs some discipline’ The word routine never appealed to me much, how about you? As an Aquarius ruled by spontaneous Uranus, I have a natural tendency to do things differently. Though let me tell you dear writers, creativity is a wild beast, it needs some discipline. Establishing your writing...
Feeling generous Friday afternoon, I offered any aspiring writers out there to send me any questions they have about their writing journey. As an author and coach, I enjoy nothing more than encouraging and inspiring fellow writers to share their voices. A place I fill up on inspiration is LA, the place I have just...
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