After months of planning, you survived Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday and Cyber Monday, and can now look forward to 2017 in relative confidence. But before doing so, I challenge you to do something that you’ve probably thought about, but lacked the confidence to follow through: firing your life-sucking clients.
With all the stuff that’s out there, it can be difficult to find the right gift for the creative ones in your midst. These ideas might help.
There are times when, even though it’s 20C outside and it’s blazing hot, all you want is comfort food. The kind that is rich in flavour, merciless to your waist and also knocks your gastronomic juices absolutely senseless. That food, my friends, is an aubergine and tomato bake.
The US election is over. Donald Trump is the president-elect of the USA. Whatever your thoughts on this and however you voted, I’m a firm believer in learnings. And here’s what I’ve learnt from watching and following Trump’s presidential campaign and why I believe writers can learn from him too.
They had every intention of finishing the book on time. Seriously, they did. But Twitter happened. As did Instagram. And Pinterest. Not forgetting Etsy… Read more to find out the 26 things that probably happened to the author when they were writing the book you’re reading
As far as distractions go, this book is a good one. Witty, warm, with just the hint of the unexpected. A real treasure. Get it. Read it.
A practical, no-frills guide to writing like a ninja novelist. No gimmicks, just straight talk covering the essentials: characterisation, dialogue, plot development and MORE. Also comes with practical writing exercises and templates to help you apply what you learn in the book to your own work.
I think every writer should have their own writing routine. That said, a few, carefully-nurtured habits can transform your writing and make you a more productive writer.
Traditional publishing is a strange business model. It’s probably the only industry that gets 95% of its sales from 5% of its workers. And yet, it keeps on pouring money into discovering new work (that’s you, fellow writer), hoping to find the one author that will make the bestseller lists and keep their staff in jobs for at least another year.
For anyone who’s ever (secretly) wanted to start a food blog, here are some practical tips (including photography apps for your phone) to get you started.