Celebrating Accomplishments

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m big on making sure you take care of yourself while you write and edit and work. If you need a break, take it; if you need resources, use them; etc. So I’m coming at you today with yet another important element of the writing, editing, and freelancing journeys: Celebrate your accomplishments.

What Is Imposter Syndrome and How to Deal with It

Imposter syndrome. Most of us have felt it at one point or another. It’s that nagging feeling that we’re frauds at what we do and that someone is bound to catch us in the lie. But the thing is, there isn’t a lie at all. So how do you cope with the feeling?

Hyphens, Em Dashes, En Dashes, and Ellipses

Punctuation can be hard to get sometimes, and some marks prove trickier than others. These are the four punctuation marks that I routinely come across that either need to be corrected or that spur a discussion.

The Importance of Taking Writing Breaks

Some of you might be starting a new writing project. Some of you might be in the middle, or at the end. Or maybe you’re in the middle of editing. But one thing everyone needs to remember at every stage – it’s important to take breaks from your writing.

The Difficulties of Writing a New Book

There are so many parts to writing a book, and looking back at my completed novel, it looks like it came relatively easy (even though I know it wasn’t, I’m having a hard time remembering the early difficulties). But now I’m at the start of the process again, and I’m coming to the realisation that many authors have talked about before: even if you’ve written a book, it doesn’t mean you know how to write this book.

Things I’ve Googled

Have you ever been writing or editing something, have to stop, and say “this is a job for Google”? I’ve done it so many times, I’ve lost count. So I thought I’d put together a list of things I’ve Googled over the years (for writing and editing) that are hopefully either relatable or entertaining. I know I love to see what other writers Google in the name of their stories!