I used to think of writer's block as a dearth of ideas. Lack of ideas is not something that I've ever experienced; in fact, my usual problem is deciding which idea I should focus on next. The best description I ever had of my brain was a thousand browser windows open at once. Fortunately, I … Continue reading Writer’s Block
The Transform Foundation have grants available of up to £18,000 for charities to overhaul their websites. More information can be found on their website. If you need any help writing that application? You know who to call 🙂
I love words. I love being able to spend my time using them to help businesses, like yours, achieve their goals. But my first love is writing stories, to help people escape, unwind, and feel things. I always share something romantic on my author blog on this day. This year, I'm sharing a romantic comedy. … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!
As promised back in my Blogging Basics post on Communication, today I want to talk about who you're addressing your blog posts to. Knowing your audience is fundamental to knowing what you want to say, and how you should say it. Take this post for example; as I write it I am imagining it being read by … Continue reading You talking to me?
I don't usually put much store by the changing of the calendar year. For me, years pass by in seasons. I love watching the seasons slowly merge from one to another. I'm looking forward to the bite of winter leaving the air and welcoming the first fresh green of Spring.Months? They're for invoicing purposes only. … Continue reading 2018
I'm a big advocate for blogging the way you speak. I think that's the easiest way for anyone to start writing is to just...start writing. Use pen & paper or keys on a keyboard to start a one-sided conversation with your target audience. If you're going to be blogging more seriously, though, it's worth thinking … Continue reading Blogging Basics: Communication
One of the things that really makes writing come alive, is finding your 'author's voice'. When a writer knows their voice, reading their content feels like a conversation; there's a connection. The writing is consistent, competent and compelling. And all those C's are exactly what you want in your blog posts. You're blogging because you … Continue reading Blogging Basics: Finding Your Voice
If you’ve been visiting this blog for a while, you’ll remember that I was shortlisted for a York Women Mean Business award. At the time, the categories were related to what you did, and I’d been put in the ‘Business Support’ category. I was flattered, and immediately wrote off any idea of winning because the other women in … Continue reading Why
Well, would you look at that! I’ve only gone and got myself shortlisted for a York Women Mean Business award! The results are announced at a celebration meal in November, so until then, I’ll bask in the bliss of the possibility of grabbing a trophy. This was a self-nominated award; anyone who is a member … Continue reading I Mean Business
“If complete and utter chaos was lightning, then he’d be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting ‘All gods are bastards!” – Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic. I've often been told that I'm lucky. People marvel at how positive experiences apparently fall into my lap. … Continue reading Lightning