by Fiona likes to blog | Jan 10, 2023 | WRITING
Therapeutic writing (and building a regular writing habit) has helped immensely, and my aim isn’t to shut out the past versions of me but to integrate them into my current self, to let their multitudes exist in my head and come and go as they need to.
by Fiona likes to blog | Apr 7, 2022 | WRITING
You’ve got the idea, you may even have a full manuscript and you’re at the, “What the H E double hockey sticks do I do now? “stage. Firstly, take a deep breath. Inhale for four, exhale for six, and we’ll get through this together. My first self-publishing tip is this: Be realistic and define your version of success.
by Fiona likes to blog | Mar 17, 2022 | WRITING
Scotland writing retreats aren’t essential for writing a book, but they can be a way to make the writing process more enjoyable. As I’m a UK writer, I knew I wanted to explore some scenic locations in the country as part of my first solo writing retreat, so I was over the moon when I was offered to stay in Fort William for a few nights at an Air BnB.
by Fiona likes to blog | Nov 16, 2021 | WRITING
A chance to get creative and write some words with guided exercises you can do from home.
by Fiona likes to blog | Jul 20, 2021 | ANXIETY, WRITINGOooof this self-doubt malarkey is a total ratbag, right? I’d bet my last Rolo that you’ve asked yourself at least once “When will I stop doubting myself as a writer?!” It’s something that pops up in conversation with the writers on my course, as well as in the...
by Fiona likes to blog | Jul 14, 2021 | Freelance, WRITING
‘How to pitch to publications’ is a juicy topic. It can also feel overwhelming to even begin typing out the first pitch email to an editor when you’re just starting out. But – great news: you don’t have to have done a degree in journalism or have even gone to university to become a published writer.